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Azure MSDN subscription disabled even not all credits are used up

I did try out Azure payable services using MSDN credits. But after several hours my account was disabled. When I login in Azure portal (old or new, doesn’t matter) I see this information message: “Your subscription has been disabled as it has no credit remaining. Remove spending limit”.

Azure MSDN credits disabled 1I have not used Azure so heavily to consume 75 Euro so quickly. Here is a list of my total usage currently shown on the portal:

Azure MSDN credits disabled 2New Azure portal shows this billing summary (I have one private and one MSDN subscriptions):

Azure services billing including MSDN subscriptionMaybe someone knows why it happened and what to do now? Comments are very welcome.

Preparing for exam 70-583: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications

Last year I have finished my MCPD certification on “Windows Developer 4”. This year I want to achieve MCPD on “Windows Azure Developer”. To get the certification I only need to pass one exam: 70-583 Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications.

My certifications in progressMCPD Windows Azure Developer prerequisites and requirementsI was looking on internet for self-training resources which could help me and created a list. If you know any other good material for preparation, please add it to comments.

  1. On exam page you will find links to preparation resources. Official self-paced training “Learning Plan for Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications” is little bit outdated. Information provided is from years 2010-1011. BUT, this is an old exam, so you don’t need to know latest & greatest from Azure. Strangely, link is not working if I am singed in with Microsft live.
  2. On this site you will find some more links which helped other people to prepare for the exam : http://consultingblogs.emc.com/iralustman/archive/2011/12/20/70-583-amp-ndash-windows-azure-exam.aspx
  3. One more guy sharing his preparation material: “Top Five resources to help you prepare for 70 583 Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications“.
  4. Useful discussions in MSDN forum “Looking for Exam 70-583 material“.
  5. Probably too new for the exam, but very extensive material: “Learn Windows Azure with these free Microsoft Virtual Academy courses online“.

Of course, exam is not everything what you need to know to become a good Azure developer. I also recommend to follow latest news on Azure on Channel9.