General availability pricing takes effect on June 1 for Windows Virtual Machines

On April 16, 2013, we announced the general availability (GA) of Windows Virtual Machines and Windows Azure Virtual Network. The announcement introduced the 28-GB and 56-GB high-memory Virtual Machines, an array of validated workloads (including a range of prebuilt Linux images), plus across-the-board reductions in our general availability pricing of Virtual Machines and Windows Azure Cloud Services.

To help our customers with the transition from preview to general availability pricing, we extended the preview pricing of Windows Virtual Machines through May 31, 2013. This is a reminder that for billing periods beginning on or after June 1, 2013, the general availability pricing for Windows Virtual Machines will take effect.

As an example, for a small instance, the new price is $0.09 /per hour. To get a comprehensive look at pricing, please visit the pricing page.