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
WS-Addressing has been submitted and recognized by the W3C as a member submission. This is great news. Note the company names of the authors: Microsoft, IBM, BEA, SAP, and Sun. This is great news as it shows that the industry is starting to agree on the modular approach to WS-* specifications.