Essential Resources for Getting Started with Windows Azure

The following list of essential resources was co-authored by John Bristowe and Cory Fowler, with updates by Jonathan Rozenblit.

The below is an exhaustive list of everything we could think of around Windows Azure. If you've found something interesting and think it should be added, please let us know! Send an email to and we'll have a look. Having said that, feel free to also send us email if you have any questions, concerns, or want to find out something specific about Windows Azure.

Getting Started Administratively

Getting Started Technically

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