Microsoft Azure Survival Guide

Microsoft Azure Survival Guide

This article is a list of resources you need to join the Azure community of IT Pros. Feel free to add to it - it is the wiki way!

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Microsoft Content

Virtual Lab


User Groups



  • Azure Platform forums
    • Scenario based forums to discuss how to use these as well as other related Windows Azure technologies:
      • Windows Azure
      • SQL Azure
      • Windows Azure Storage
      • Windows Azure AppFabric
  • Azure MarketPlace forums
    • DataMarket


“What is Cloud Computing?” “How do I get started on the Azure platform?”  Microsoft has launched a series of Cloud/Azure Learning Snacks to help satisfy your hunger for more knowledge.  Time-strapped?  You can learn something new in less than five minutes!  Learn more about how Cloud Computing and Azure; try a “snack” today at:

Other Resources

See Also

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  • Getting Started with Windows Azure Platform

    Learn about SQL Azure, some of its benefits and limitations. Learn how to create a Windows Azure Platform account and subscribe to services.  Please click the following link:

  • Using SSMS to get connected to SQL Azure

    If you are unable to get connected to your SQL Azure server using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), please visit the following link:


    Alberto Morillo

  • Great resources. thanks everyone

  • Extensive list of great resources. Thanks.

  • Really informative and vast. Thanks.

  • Good Article.