Other resources for Windows virtual machines
Learn about the differences between deploying Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Active Directory Federations Services (AD FS) on-premises versus deploying on Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Understand the decisions that affect design and deployment that you have to make.
The SharePoint Deployment on Windows Azure Virtual Machines white paper provides guidance about the benefits of Windows Azure Virtual Machines and explains how to deploy SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Azure Virtual Machines.
The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content designed to help you learn how to use Windows Azure. The kit includes hands-on labs, presentations, demos, and code samples for every aspect of developing applications for Windows Azure. You can use the resources in the training kit to teach yourself or train others.
You can download and install the kit on Microsoft Download Center.