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
There is still room left for the SharePoint 1,2,3! event on Monday, October 17th at the Microsoft Alpharetta office. Monday's session will cover advanced topics such as connectable web parts, Office integration, Document Library Events, Workflow Implementation, the SharePoint Object Model, and SharePoint Web Services.
If you aren't familiar with what Matt and Brandon (Atlanta's own geeky Regular Guys) are doing with SharePoint 1,2,3!, it is a series of classroom lectures (100,200,300 level) followed by hands on labs. The 100 and 200 level events are passed, but there is still room for the 300 level session. Feedback has been huge on these events, plan on attending.