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
Sam posted a comment to my Java vs .NET post that I decided to pull it... a link to Jason Whittington's original rebuttal to the 101 reasons blog post. Not that I object to the controversy or stirring up the conversation again, but I think Jason did such a superb job with the first 25.