Our Book is Officially Published!

Nate and I received the official word earlier today:

Hi Guys,

I am delighted to say I have just clicked some mouse buttons, and officially published your book.


The book will become available on Packtpub.com in the next hour or so, and channel feeds will kick in soon (Amazon, for example, is currently taking around 3 days).

Well done on all your hard work! It looks fantastic.

The direct link to the book on Packt is http://bit.ly/msazurebook.

Right now, I’mfeeling a great deal of excitement and a great deal of relief.  What an awesome experience.  Packt Publishing was fantastic to work with, we had total freedom to develop the book as we saw fit, and I’m proud of how it turned out.  We worked our tails off to make this happen, and I hope everyone who reads the book finds it very useful.

New Database Sizes in SQL Azure

Received this bit of cool news yesterday:

Dear Customer,

We are pleased to announce that starting on June 28, 2010, we will be increasing the size limit of a SQL Azure Business Edition database from 10 GB to 50 GB and that of a SQL Azure Web Edition database from 1 GB to 5 GB.  Please note that if you elect to increase your existing databases to take advantage of these new sizes, there are additional charges.  Please refer to our offer comparison table for more details by offer on our pricing.

Thank you for your business and your continued interest in the Windows Azure platform.

Windows Azure Platform Team