While we're busy planning and working on the next release of the tools it seems a vibrant community has begun to rise around Windows Azure and other related services. It's been really fun to watch this happen as quickly as it has and with great quality. We had been working on all of this for some time eager for the PDC to arrive to see how customers and the community as a whole would respond once everything was announced and made available. It's been a couple of weeks now and there is plenty of goodness going on out there and I figured I'd give some link-lovin' to those that are clearly working pretty hard on getting content out there and helping people get started and go well beyond. Here's a list of links I've run across and will continue to check out going forward:

Of course, if you're not already doing so, definitely subscribe to our PM Jim Nakashima's blog who's clearly not sleeping more than a few minutes per day lately.

If there are any others out there that I missed (I'm sure I did), I apologize, but feel free to contact me and let me know as I'm sure I'll post again in the future in an effort to help folks starting out with Windows Azure find more resources online. Thanks all! Back to work now...