Brian Lewis tackles an age old problem with a brilliantly fast and efficient solution.  In his article he explains in a step-by-step fashion how to take a self-made golden image in one Azure account and quickly copy it to any Azure account for fast and easy deployment of the virtual machine, especially great for student labs.  Read more about it here:

http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/02/building-student-hands-on-labs-in-azure-for-free/