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
Shawn Wildermuth wrote a great DevX article on Making Sense of the XML DataType in SQL Server 2005.
The most entertaining part of this article, as a current Atlantan and Braves fan, is his indictment of John Smoltz' contributions at the plate:
<Team name="Braves"> <Players> <Pitcher name="John Smoltz" role="Closer"/> <Pitcher name="Russ Ortiz" role="Starter" /> <ThirdBase name="Chipper Jones" role="Starter" bats="switch"/> </Players> </Team>
No "bats" attribute? You callin' Smoltzy a guaranteed inning out?