Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Services Preview (not so fast! You need an access code!)

OK so I was awake early this morning, I checked my twitter feed and saw the following URL posted:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/datacenter/hyper-v-recovery-manager-on-windows-azure-game-changer-in-dr-architecture/6186

Eager as anything to see this cloud DR service in action I went to sign up:

I Logged onto the Windows Azure Dashboard

Clicked NEW

Selected DATA SERVICES

Selected RECOVERY SERVICES

I clicked on Sign Up for the Preview

Ok so I want to sign up for Hyper-V Recovery Manager

I Clicked TRY IT NOW

Select the required subscription then click the TICK

Ok so I assumed QUICK ACCESS TOKEN was optional (but having searched they put “optional” in brackets if that’s the case)

Look like I won’t be running up Recovery Services that quickly this morning then!

After a quick search it appears I can apply for an access code here…

http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/home/features/recovery-services/

Let’s see if I get accepted J