How to sign up for preview features?

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Windows Azure “spring release” 2012 provides few new features: like media service, virtual machine (with real persistence), and Web Sites.

Windows Azure Media Services 

Media Services

Windows Azure Media Services enable solution providers and content owners to build end-to-end workflows for the creation, management, and distribution of media. Combining core components of the Microsoft Media Platform, Media Services include Encoding, Format Conversion, Content Protection, On-Demand Streaming, and Live Streaming. Solutions built on Media Services offer the flexibility, scalability, and reliability to deliver high quality media experiences to a global audience.


Virtual Machines & Virtual Networks

Easily deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines in Windows Azure. Windows Azure Virtual Machines allow you to migrate applications and infrastructure without having to change existing code. You can also create your own virtual private networks (VPNs) in Windows Azure and securely connect them to on-premises IT infrastructure with Windows Azure Virtual Network. You can extend your on-premises networks into the cloud with control over network topology, including configuration of IP addresses and DNS.


Web Sites (also called Web Site as a Service)

Quickly and easily deploy sites to a highly scalable cloud environment with the frameworks and open source apps of your choice using Windows Azure Web Sites. Get started for free and scale as you go on a cloud platform that enables automatic scale-out options across shared and reserved instances for greater isolation and performance.

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Posted Jun 09 2012, 12:08 PM by Damir Dobric


Pablo wrote re: How to sign up for preview features?
on 08-15-2012 17:41

it requires a pniuetm 4 with 512 mb of ram. I have it running very fast, faster that 3.6 on a pniuetm 3 with 256mb of ram. 3.6 r were only 128 mb of ram. I figured the recommended system requirements would double between 3.6 and 4, but not quadruple. If I had read them before hand I would not have bothered installing firefox 4. I think you are turning off many people by making them so high, and that you did not actually test the minimum system specs but just guessed. You realize that the system specs may be dependent partially on the system specs of the os. So vista and windows 7 will run much higher than xp and 2000, or win9x with kernelx.I am running ubuntu with the light lxde desktop so my system reqirements are lower than someone running it with the default gnome desktop. is a .Net Community Blog powered by daenet GmbH.