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
I opened up my aggregator and immediately saw multiple posts about SOAP over UDP. I was just about to ponder how long it would be before someone implements soap.udp for WSE, but it looks like HerveyW already did.