Microsoft Corp. and StorSimple Inc. has reached a definitive aggreement to acquire StorSimple.
StorSimple offers intelligent cloud-integrated storage solutions to help customers for creatingstorageanddatacenterexpansionscenarios.
Read more at Microsoft News Center, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Oct12/10-16CloudPR.aspx
You can start developing Office and SharePoint apps with Windows Azure integration easily.
You can navigate to Start building apps for Office and SharePoint and
Sign up for an Office 365 Developer Site .
After reading Windows Azure Development InfoKit one pager,
probably you'll need more resources to develop your Windows Azure skills.
I've created Windows Azure Resources Folder ( http://aka.ms/pd5evp) to help you quickly developing your skills.
MEA Windows Azure Champ Calls are the easiest and quickest way to be a proud member of cloud computing community. During these calls you can learn and/or share information about Windows Azure and cloud computing, networking with MEA Windows Azure Champs, stay in tune with cloud updates and explore new concepts to realize your ideas.
I know everyone prefers different types of resources, some of them like webcasts/podcasts, others like reading and books and articles or demos or hands on labs.
There are lots of Free Windows Azure EBooks that you can download.
You may find some of them in Windows Azure Resources Folder.
Halo 4 will be released on November 6th.
Halo 4 is the first major game backed by Windows Azure which provides the scalability needed to keep a game like Halo 4 running smoothly for fans around the world.