Could anybody tell me if that is possible to use Azure as a hosting for my desktop computer (with Windows 7 OS). I am using a powerful desktop where I am doing all my software development and am connecting to it from a thin laptop over RDC.
If yes then how much it would cost, and if there are any discount programs for partners of different levels (Gold, Silver)?
There are some limitation on windows azure
VM Role: currently, the only supported os are windows 2008r2; all the data stored in vm role is not secured, it's possible that the vm role instance is broken and be reimaged automaticly, in this case, the data stored in vm role would be losted.
For billing question, the VM role is charged by computing hours, I suggest you contacting
windows azure billing and subscription manangement support to get deails info