It’s been around a little while but I’m still drawn back to the thoughtful simplicity of this video Steve Marx created to answer the basic question - What is Windows Azure?
Very impressive. Steve has a good blog post on the why and the how behind the video.
If you’re feeling inspired to explore Azure go here to get started: http://dev.windowsazure.com
Impatient for a Windows Azure or SQL Azure CTP token? Ping me, I have some ready to go for Australian architects and developers.