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 have noticed more than a few opportunities for folks to receive free stuff lately. I thought I would post out a couple opportunities:
Of course, if you attend one of the in-person events that I present to my customers, I usually throw lots of good swag :)