Since the launch of Windows Azure, I’ve been using my complimentary Microsoft MVP MSDN Premium subscription to play with Azure and enter some deployment contests. Unfortunately, I left up those trivial deployments and used 2,979 compute hours. That’s way beyond the 750 hours that come with the subscription.
As you can imagine, I’m not too pleased to learn that I’ll be billed $282.06 for the extra “usage”.
Lesson learned: Windows Azure is expensive and take down those test deployments!