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
As several noted regarding the PDC pre-conference session “.NET: The XML And Web Services Perspective“, the point was made that global type declarations should be used in XML Schemas to avoid duplicate declarations without inferring context. There was a lot of talk about this in the halls after the session, so it appears that there is definitely a desire to learn more about XML Schema Design Patterns: