Windows Azure beginner starting links

I’m compiling a list of good blogs/articles that i find to help anyone that is beginning with windows Azure get up to speed.

Blogs

Articles

Visual Studio development

Screencast of how to use azure tools
http://blogs.msdn.com/jnak/archive/2008/10/28/video-walkthrough-a-quick-lap-around-windows-azure-tools-for-microsoft-visual-studio.aspx

Quick lap around VS2008 azure tools (very nice)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd203059.aspx

Service project vs. Role project
http://blogs.msdn.com/jnak/archive/2008/10/27/cloud-service-project-vs-role-project.aspx

Development fabric & storage integration
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd203061.aspx

Deployment
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd203057.aspx

Azure training kit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=413E88F8-5966-4A83-B309-53B7B77EDF78&displaylang=en

Degugging storage
http://blogs.msdn.com/jnak/archive/2008/11/01/how-to-diagnose-and-fix-windows-azure-storage-service-issues.aspx

Integrating LiveID/AD into Azure projects
http://dev.live.com/blogs/devlive/archive/2008/11/12/432.aspx

New role templates

Enabling Windows live tools in Visual studio
http://blogs.msdn.com/vikasahuja/archive/2008/10/31/windows-live-tools-november-2008-ctp-enabled-for-windows-azure.aspx

F# worker role
http://blogs.msdn.com/gusperez/archive/2008/10/31/f-worker-role-type-available-now-too.aspx

Azure

Azure management tools
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/AzureManagementTools

Live services poster
http://dev.live.com/liveframework/livefxposter.pdf

Whitepapers

Azure services platform
http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/4/3/e43bb484-3b52-4fa8-a9f9-ec60a32954bc/Azure_Services_Platform.docx

Azure blobs
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=131258

Azure Tables
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=131257

By David Burela

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My notes from PDC08 Day 2 Keynote 2

COMPLETEY demo driven, but I wouldn’t really recommend watching this one

Azure is built using web standards (uri, HTTP, XML)
Exposes functionality so you can use it
Gives you choices/options for how you can take your code and hook your apps into it

Show an application that they built that lists processes on a box via a RESTful service.
Var request = WebRequest.Create(url
Request.getresponse
Showing how to manually call GET or DELETE against a RESTful service to list/kill the processes.

Net services Service bus
Going to host this service so that others can use it

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