David Pallmann, one of our Windows Azure MVPs, has just published a great new book, "The Windows Azure Handbook, Volume 1: Strategy & Planning".  According to David's post, this book has a two-fold mission:  to make a case that cloud computing is worth exploring, and also that they should make Windows Azure their cloud-computing platform of choice.  Designed to help business and technical decision makers evaluate and plan, the book is split in two parts:  Understanding Windows Azure and Planning for Windows Azure.

According to David, this is the first of a series of books covering the Windows Azure platform across the full lifecycle, from both business and technical perspectives. Subsequent volumes will focus on architecture, development, and management.  Learn more about David's plans for the series in this post.