Create highly-available, scalable applications and services using a rich PaaS environment.
Use the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java (by Microsoft Open Technologies) to create a "Hello World" application hosted in Tomcat, test it in the Compute emulator, and finally deploy it to Windows Azure.
The Windows Azure Service Runtime allows your hosted service to communicate with the Windows Azure environment.
By default, Windows Azure applications and storage accounts can be accessed through friendly subdomains, for example, http://<myapp>.cloudapp.net and https://<mydata>.blob.core.windows.net. This article shows how you can expose your application and data on your own custom domain, such as http://<myapp>.com.
Remote Desktop enables you to access the desktop of a role instance running in Windows Azure. You can use a remote desktop connection to configure the virtual machine or troubleshoot problems with your application.
Easily deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines in minutes.
Create a virtual machine running on Windows Azure and configure it to run Tomcat, a Java application server. You will learn how to use Windows Azure Virtual Machines to host Java applications.
Learn how to use a virtual machine to handle compute-intensive tasks; for example, a virtual machine could handle tasks and deliver results to client machines or mobile applications.