As you may have noticed, we've updated the architecture site on microsoft.com! As promised, we've added lots of new content -- and have lots more in the pipeline, so stay tuned.

What's new? Well, first of all, check out Hanu Kommalapati's terrific article on building reliable cloud applications. It's all about redundancy!

Also, have a look at the first in our series of blueprints. We've built, and are continuing to build, a set of cloud application architectures illustrating how the pieces of Microsoft Azure and your existing applications can come together to form modern, cloud-based solutions. Included in our first set are simple IaaS migration, multichannel marketing, and ecommerce. Not only can you view them but you can download them and edit them to fit your particular environment.

Finally, you'll see a webinar we did a little while back with yours truly among others talking about PaaS and its value as the next generation IT application environment.

We'll be continually adding content and expanding this site. We'd love to have your suggestions so feel free to use the comments section below to let us know what you like, what you don't, and what you'd like to see going forward. We want your feedback!

Barry