• Updated 1/12/2011 11:30 AM: Extensions are 15, not 30, days; see end of post.
On 1/12/2011 I received the following message from firstname.lastname@example.org:
I have only one Windows Azure Pass subscription in my Microsoft Online Services Customer Portal:
My other active subscriptions are Cloud Essentials for Partners and Windows Azure Platform MSDN Premium, which have a one-year duration.
Note: For more details about my Cloud Essentials for Partners subscription, see my Windows Azure Compute Extra-Small VM Beta Now Available in the Cloud Essentials Pack and for General Use post of 1/9/2011. I was surprised to find that my Windows Azure platform Cloud Essentials for Partners subscription was reduced from one-year to one-month duration:
None of my active subscriptions are set to expire on 1/12/2010, but I decided to give the extension a try.
Clicking the link at the bottom of the window opened this form with a disabled Windows Live ID text box. Clicking the Signin button inserted my current Windows Live ID:
Clicking the Extend Login button produced this page:
• Updated 1/12/2011 11:30 AM: Extensions are 15 (not 30) days, so post title changed.
After more than one hour, I received the following (disappointing) confirmation message:
I assume that the correct wording is:
Your account will now expire on 1/27/2011 11:21 PM. At that point all of your data will be erased.
Don’t the developers proofread automated emails?
It’s not clear to me if multiple extensions will be available. Stay tuned.