I think that this post by Bill Zack is pretty useful. The post lists resources for everyone who wants to learn more about Azure and the Microsoft “Platform as a Service” strategy. Please feel free to share the link.
Azure – Practitioners Guides
About the Author: Nick Malik
President of Vanguard EA, an Enterprise Architecture consulting firm in Seattle focused on the Pacific coast of the US. Nick has over 30 years of professional experience in management, systems, and technology. He is the co-author of the influential paper "Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture" with Dr. Brian Cameron that effectively defined modern Enterprise Architecture practices, and he is frequent speaker at public gatherings on Enterprise Architecture and related topics. He coauthored a book on Visual Storytelling with Martin Sykes and Mark West titled "Stories That Move Mountains".