Amazon announced on the weekend that their Amazon Web Services (AWS) Free Usage Tier now includes Windows Server – allowing customers to run micro instance for upto 750 hours per month without cost.
That announcement blew my mind. Certainly the server will be very limited in resources, but to get access to a Windows Server license + resources without it costing you a cent? That’s just amazing value.
For those who aren’t aware the Free Usage Tier is available for new customers for a year and is a great way to test out AWS without committing to big monthly spends.
You can read more about the announcement at the Amazon AWS site.