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
Oleg Tkachenko recently started blogging... glad to see it, he has done some tough work with the System.Xml namespace classes and XSLT.
Now he just needs to post links up to some of his work (nxsl and XInclude)!