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
Just stepped over to http://dev.aol.com/ and saw some interesting items over there.
AOL has stepped up support for OpenID. This is pretty interesting, especially considering the recent CardSpace and OpenID collaboration announcements. I am loving the renewed focus on providing identity over the internet. There is a bit of chatter on http://dev.aol.com/community about this announcement and speculation on what will come of it. Glad to hear that news is spreading fast and that so many are excited about the possibilities of OpenID and CardSpace.
Shawn Wildermuth has started a series on using ASP.NET with AOL's API set. For ASP.NET developers, it won't seem like anything revolutionary. But take a look at the finished screenshot... that's with 12 lines of code and some declarative markup!
Looking forward to the rest of Shawn's series to see what he uncovers in their API set.