Kirk Evans is a Microsoft Architect for the Azure Center of Excellence.
Introduction to SharePoint and Azure IaaS
Building SharePoint Apps with Windows Azure Platform as a Service
SharePoint Solutions and Architectures on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services
Understanding Authentication and Permissions with Apps for SharePoint and Office
Joel.net's copyright notice has an interesting link on copyright definitions. It's nice to know that some people still understand the meaning of intellectual property.
Today, I read an article on an ASP.NET site (links withheld to protect the guilty) where the author quoted the MSDN documentation verbatim in at least 3 separate places. However, not a single reference was made to the MSDN documentation. Just because it is easily accessible does not make it your own work: give credit where credit is due.