What happens when my "Core plus SQL Azure" special ends? The billing portal presents the option for automatic renewal. If the "Core plus SQL Azure" will still be offered, how might it change in light of the recent Azure price reductions
announced by Microsoft?
If it will no longer be available or I choose not to renew, and I must convert to pay-go for example, how will this affect my current Azure configuration/operation in the management portal? Will I have to recreate/re-establish my operation in
If you subscription ends it will be automatically renewed by 6 months. The subscription will be renewed for 6 months. If you choose not to renew automatically, you will be converted to a pay-go. This won't affect your current subscription as
far as I noticed.
If you need the resources anyway, I can highly advice you to renew as you will receive 20% reductions on compute and up to 39% for storage.
On the six month plan . . . can a SQL Azure base unit be allocated across more than one business edition db? The reason I ask is it seems the price breaks for each base unit occur at db sizes (e.g. 28gb & 124gb) that don't match
up with the permissable db sizing increments (10gb & 50gb).
I missed your question. I would contact support as Name-Dis mentioned.
Let us know how it worked out.
EDIT: to answer your question: On the six month plan, can a SQL Azure base unit be allocated across more than one business edition db? The answer is no. If you subscribe for a 20 GB db and you are using 2x10GB, you will be billed for 2x 10GB
instead of 1x20GB.
So currently with the same price what you have been paying, you can use more Databases. In a case if you have only 1 Business Edition database, this offer is not suitable for you and you may want to contact support to understand what is the best suitable
offer for your usage and they would be helpful.
Proposed As Answer byLancersWednesday, August 29, 2012 1:36 AM