A recorded session from the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is available that discusses the Microsoft Azure platform from a technical perspective.

In this session you will about the internal service management system and virtualization technologies responsible for monitoring, configuring, and lifecycle management of the cloud computing environment. Hear about the mechanisms used to deliver self-healing, dynamic scaling, and auto-deploying cloud computing data centers

http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/ES19/