The patterns and practices team has released an updated version of their samples for Windows Azure development that cover migrating an existing application to Windows Azure, connecting cloud applications with existing systems, and taking advantage of cloud computing. These guidance samples make use of the Enterprise Library application blocks that the patterns and practices team has used in the past to demonstrate enterprise development. The samples currently use a beta release of the upcoming Enterprise Library 5 release. The final version of Enterprise Library is expected to be delivered in mid-April while the samples are updated periodically.

Finally, the Windows Azure team is surveying customers for a quarterly customer satisfaction survey. If you have a billing account for Windows Azure and elected to receive surveys, you should already have been invited to respond but the survey is open to everyone.