Essential Resources for Getting Started with Windows Azure

This 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


Blogs and Websites

Essential Reading



Essential Listening

Projects, Third Party Tools and Other Downloads

Essential Code/Scripts/Virtual Labs

This article also appears on Canadian Developer Connections.