By now you have certainly read about 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud

The Jan 2nd edition by Tommy Patterson is now live at Building Free Lab VMs in the Microsoft Cloud (Part 2 of 31) Tommy walks you through creating your first virtual machine (Step-By-Step) on Windows Azure 

You can find the landing page for the 31 day series at

Get Started Now - Create a free Windows Azure Account (NOTE: Free Account requires a Credit Card during registration but you will NOT be billed if you do not manually change your account to a Production/Pay Account)

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