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I'm a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft focused on Windows Azure. My home base is St. Louis, Missouri but on any given day you can find me touring the US Central Region talking about cloud computing and cloudy architectures. Although educated as a Mechanical Engineer, I've spent my entire 20 year career building software. My development experiences span a variety of industries including electric utilities, education, calls centers, construction, and beer brewing. I love seeing technology applied to solve real world problems. Clint is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 11 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Windows Azure Virtual Machine Test Drive Kit

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The public preview of hosted Virtual Machines in Windows Azure is now available to the general public. This platform preview enables you to evaluate our new IaaS and Enterprise Networking capabilities. Once you have registered for the 90 Day Free Trial and created a new account, you can access the preview directly at this link:

If you’ve been to any of my presentations lately, you’ll know that I’m fired up about these new offerings. As I’ve worked through some scenarios for myself and with my customers, I’ve been collecting the resources that helped me to ramp up.

Here’s a collection of links to the items I’ve found most useful:

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