If you’ve been interested in giving SQL Azure a try but have been put off by the price then you may want to check Microsoft’s 3 month trial of SQL Azure. the 3 month trial allows you to use the 1 GB SQL Azure Web Edition at no charge until March 31 2011. However, remember if you exceed the Web Edition’s limits you’ll be charged. Plus, after three months at the end of the trial period you’ll be charged at the normal rate.
You can learn more about the 3 month trial at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlazure/purchase.aspx