Hey, if you happened to miss the PDC, don't fret, you can see all the presentations here. Don't wait, not sure how long they will be up there. There is also another option if you live in the Michigan/Ohio area. The MSDN Developer Conference is being held in January, 2009. Come check it out and we can share war stories and talk geek stuff...
There is also a great introduction to the Azure platform, by David Chappel, David Chappel on the Azure Service Platform, "Introducing the Azure Services Platform; An Early Look at Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services". If you've ever heard David speak or read any of his white papers you know that he does a great job.
A lot of great stuff is happening, don't get left behind!