I just got e-mail from Microsoft with my free 30-day pass for Windows Azure. It came in mail titled “Take Advantage of a Free 30-Day Windows Azure Pass”. Last year I wanted to get into but Croatia wasn’t among supported countries. From good sources I got that this year this will change. I took this offer as good sign.
Of course, when I came to registration site, Croatia was suspiciously missing from list. Another disappointment.
I am not that much disappointed at Microsoft as such since it is their business decision whether they want Croatian money or not. I am disappointed by assholes who sent such mails to everybody everywhere. Microsoft has all my data (and that does include country). How hard was it to filter out people not in “proper” countries?