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
Ya gotta check out Keith "Dot Net Daddy" Brown in The Code Room.
Don't forget to pick up the Developer Security Resource Kit on your way out.