Essential Resources for Getting Started with Windows Azure

The following blog post was co-authored by
John Bristowe and

Cory Fowler .

Important! Check out the
Windows Azure Introductory Special. It is the easiest way to get started
with Windows Azure. To make it even easier,
Barry Gervin and Cory Fowler
have created some
step-by-step videos on how to register for Windows Azure using the Introductory
Special. If you’re a [Premium, Ultimate, or
BizSpark] MSDN Subscriber, you are eligible to participate in a
Windows Azure Benefits which includes free consumption of Windows Azure
Services.

Essential Downloads

Folks in the Know

Events

Blogs and Websites

Essential Reading

Books

Screencasts/Videos/Webcasts

Essential Listening

Projects, Third Party Tools and Other Downloads

Essential Code/Scripts/Virtual Labs