I previously posted about enabling your Azure benefits before the end of this month if you have an MSDN subscription. Doing so doesn't cost any more, and it adds a bunch of money for Azure credits into your account each month.
If you have an MSDN subscription and you haven't do it, don't put it off. Follow the link and do so (plus you might win an Aston Martin just for doing so):
And if you're wondering about how to configure Azure VMs for SQL Server, my TechEd Oz session is now available on-demand from Channel9: