Windows Azure is the cloud-based development platform that lets you build and run applications in the cloud, launch them in minutes instead of months and code in multiple languages and technologies including .NET, Java, and PHP. Start to innovate, unencumbered by redundancy, bandwidth or server constraints.
What is Windows Azure?
Steve Marx from Microsoft explains it all, in plain English.
Get 750 hours of free usage of a single Extra Small Windows Azure Instance. Just use the allocation within 120 days of sign-up. You can deploy either a single Extra Small Instance over the entire time limit or multiple Extra Small Instances and exhaust the quota in a shorter time. It’s a great way to start thinking in Windows Azure without paying a dime.
Create an Application :
Explore the basic elements of a Windows Azure service by creating a simple application.
Deploy an Application:
Learn how to deploy your first application in Windows Azure.
Find step-by-step guidance in the form of Code Quick Starts, Hands-on Labs, and Training Videos.
Find the Windows Azure SDK one-click installer, previous versions of Windows Azure SDKs, AppFabric SDKs, and SDKs for other programming languages.
Find tools for helping you assess total cost of ownership (TCO), manage storage, and migrate, develop, and deploy applications.
Find code samples from Windows Azure product teams, and other trusted sources.