I should have known better honestly. I've had one strike with cloud billing catching me by surprise and I'm not sure why I'm shocked it happened again. This time, however, I thought I really did plan it out, pay attention to things and asked what I thought were the right questions. Unfortunately I didn't get the full answers. This time I was stung by my shiny new SQL Azure service choice.
UPDATE 12-APR-2012: Based on comments I've received I feel the need to clarify that I'm not bashing Azure or cloud services in general here. I don't think anywhere I indicated Azure was a crap product or that I hated it at all. In fact, I indicated I was completely happy with the service offering. ... Go to the complete details ...
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