Check out the following resources:
Windows Azure Platform Page – Lots of links and resources.
Azurescope – Benchmarking and Guidance (best practices, code sample and more) for Windows Azure.
Frequently Asked Question – This is a list of official FAQ from Microsoft to explain some frequently-asked question and clarify any confusion.
White Papers – Official Windows Azure Whitepapers.
Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – Comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and AppFabric. This is the September Update. Additional updates should be monitored periodically.
Azure Training Kit – Online version at Channel 9 – Online Training Kit version hosted on Channel 9.
Cloud Cover – Cloud Cover is your eye on the Microsoft Cloud. Join Ryan Dunn and Steve Marx as they cover the Windows Azure platform, digging into features, discussing the latest news and announcements, and sharing tips and tricks.
Windows Azure on msdev.com – Mentors’ screencast and videos
Windows Azure Platform Forum – List of categorized Azure forums:
- Windows Azure Platform Development
- Windows Azure Platform Troubleshooting, Diagnostics & Logging
- Windows Azure Platform Data Storage & Access
- Managing Services on the Windows Azure Platform
- Security for the Windows Azure Platform
- Windows Azure Platform Purchasing, Pricing & Billing
- Windows Azure Team Blogs
- SQL Azure Team Blog
- Windows Azure AppFabric Team Blog
- Steve Marx
- Ryan Dunn
- Jim Nakashima
6 Weeks of Windows Azure – Free, interactive, self-paced, technical training course covering the Windows Azure Platform – Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure Platform AppFabric.
Windows Azure Boot Camp – Windows Azure Boot Camp is a two day deep dive class to get you up to speed on developing for Windows Azure. The site itself contains great materials regarding the Azure platform.