If you are really interested in learning Windows and SQL Azure, they is no better time than the present.  Along with the ability to try out Windows Azure FREE for a month (see previous blog post), Channel 9 has a great training course.  The training course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including samples, demos, hands-on labs, and presentations that are designed to expedite the learning process for the set of technologies released as part of the Windows Azure Platform.

http://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/Azure/