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Windows Azure Pricing

This just dropped in. Courtesy ofhttp://geekswithblogs.net/iupdateable/archive/2009/07/15/azure-pricing-and-sla-announcements-plus-details-on-the-two.aspxFull pricing details: http://www.microsoft.com/azure/pricing.mspxPrices:
Windows Azure: * Compute = $0.12 / hour
* Storage = $0.15 / GB stored / month
* Storage Transactions = $0.01 / 10K
* Bandwidth = $0.10 in / $0.15 out / GBSQL Azure: * Web Edition– Up to 1 GB relational database = $9.99
* Business Edition– Up to 10 GB relational database = $99.99
* Bandwidth = $0.10 in / $0.15 out / GB.Net Services: * Messages = $0.15/100K message operations , including Service Bus messages and Access Control tokens
* Bandwidth = $0.10 in / $0.15 out / GB

Shipping an application with SQL Server Express 2008 - Rights

Shipping an application with SQL Server Express 2008? Don't forget to register for free redistribution rights: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/express/redistregister.aspx

Quoted from Microsoft:

This redistribution license agreement grants you the right to redistribute with your software application the following components:

*SQL Server 2008 Express
*SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services
*SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools

Helpful download links for SQL Server Express 2008 Prerequisites

Enable Samesite for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 bootstrapper package

Lifted from the full VS 2008 SP1 http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/2/8/A2807F78-C861-4B66-9B31-9205C3F22252/VS2008SP1Readme.htm#General%20Issues as I have seen quite a few people run into this.

If the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 bootstrapper package is selected in the Prerequisite dialog box for a Setup project or in ClickOnce publishing, and also the "Download prerequisites from the same location as my application" option is selected, the following build error is shown:

The install location for prerequisites has not been set to 'component vendor's web site' and the file 'dotNetFx35setup.exe' in item 'Microsoft.Net.Framework.3.5.SP1' cannot be located on disk.

To resolve this issue:

Update the Package Data
Open the [Program Files]\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 folder or %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 on x64 operating systems Edit the Product.xml file in Notepa…

Visual Studio 2005 Bootstrapper - Using Packages from VS 2008

Visual Studio 2005 bootstrapper packages folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\BootStrapper\Packages

The later, VS 2008, packages can be used in VS 2005 by installing the latest Windows SDK then copying the packages from C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages into the folder listed above for Visual Studio 2005. Launch a new setup project in VS 2005 and the packages will be available as prerequisites.