Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform.

Useful Links
·         What is the Azure Services Platform?
·         Why Use the Azure Services Platform?
·         Wiki - Windows Azure Platform
·         Windows Azure
·         Windows Azure- Blog
·         Azure for Developers

Official downloads
·         Windows Azure SDK
·         Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio
·         Microsoft .NET Services SDK
·         Microsoft SQL Data Services SDK
·         Java SDK for .NET Services
·         Ruby SDK for .NET Services
·         Azure Services Training Kit - April Update

·         Azure Videos
·         A Lap Around the Azure Services Platform
·         Inside Windows Azure
·         Windows Azure for Developers
·         Inside SQL Services
·         How Do I: Get Started With .NET Services?
·         How Do I: Harness the Microsoft .NET Service Bus?
·         Inside .NET Services
·         Architecture of the .NET Services
·         Access Control In .NET Services
·         NET Services: Messaging Services - Protocols, Protection, and How We Scale
·         NET Services: Orchestrating Services and Business Processes Using Cloud-Based Workflow
·         NET Services: Access Control Service Drilldown
·         NET Services: Connectivity, Messaging, Events, and Discovery with the Service Bus
·         NET Services: Logging, Diagnosing, and Troubleshooting Applications Running Live in the Cloud

Windows Azure PDC 2008
·         A Lap Around Windows Azure
·         Deploying Your First Windows Azure Application
·         Windows Azure Storage
·         Windows Azure Tables
·         Windows Azure Fabric
·         Under the Hood of the Windows Azure Fabric

White Papers
·         Introducing the Azure™ Services Platform
·         Introducing Windows Azure
·         Windows Azure Table – Programming Table Storage
·         Windows Azure Blob – Programming Blob Storage
·         Windows Azure Queue - Programming Queue Storage
·         An Introduction to Microsoft .NET Services for Developers
·         A Developer’s Guide to the Microsoft® .NET Access Control Service
·         A Developer’s Guide to the Microsoft® .NET Service Bus
·         A Developer’s Guide to the Microsoft® .NET Workflow Service

Azure Services Management