Windows Azure Tech Page : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cc994380.aspx
Windows Azure SDK documentation : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd179367.aspx
Cloud Computing Tools team Technology page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/cc972640.aspx
Deploying a Service (Interesting for folks who don’t have a token yet but want to see the experience)
Deploying a Service on Windows Azure
Channel 9 Videos :
A Lap around Windows Azure – Manuvir Das (PDC)
Essential Cloud Storage Services – Brad Calder (PDC)
Introducing Windows Azure – Channel 9 Interview with Manuvir Das
Windows Azure for Developers – Channel 9 Interview with Steve Marx
eBooks & White Paper:
e-books and white papers on Microsoft.com regarding these new technologies.
1. Introducing the Azure™ Services Platform
Using computers in the cloud can make lots of sense. Rather than buying and maintaining your own machines, why not exploit the acres of Internet-accessible servers on offer today? Get an early look into the Azure Services Platform in this White Paper by David Chappell.
2. Getting Started with Microsoft SQL Data Services – A Developer’s Focus
Microsoft® SQL Data Services (SDS) offers highly scalable, Internet-facing, enterprise-class database and advanced query processing for customers who want to build new applications or extend existing investments into the cloud. This paper explains the key features and architecture of SDS, and describes how you can start programming with SDS in your own applications.
3. Microsoft SQL Data Services – Under the Hood
Microsoft SQL Data Services (SDS) is a cloud-deployed database service from Microsoft. SDS provides a web-facing database, retrieval, and manipulation features in a hosted, Web-facing solution. Cloud-deployed database solutions such as SDS can provide many benefits to the enterprise, including rapid provisioning, cost-effective scalability, high availability, and reduced management overhead. This paper provides an architectural overview of SDS, and describes how you can use SDS to augment your existing on-premises data infrastructure.