Not only does Microsoft offer the Microsoft Azure SDK but they also offer some guides and examples available at the Microsoft Download Center:
- Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 1
- Code Samples” and “Developing Applications for the Cloud – Part 2
“These samples illustrate the steps towards migration of a typical application built with .NET to the Windows Azure platform,” said Microsoft regarding the Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 1.
Developers will get at least four samples. Each designed to help a customer take his/her on-premises applications and migrate them to the cloud.
Developing Applications for the Cloud – Code Samples,is exactly as it sounds. The focus is squarely in designing new applications with Azure in mind.