At the recent SQL PASS Summit, Mark Russinovich (Technical Fellow in the Cloud and Enterprise Division at Microsoft) presented a session titled Windows Azure Deep Dive, featuring SharePoint. His session is a great primer on using Windows Azure IaaS platform to host a SharePoint farm.
Fast forward to 1:13:00 for a description of this beautiful poster — Windows Azure: Deploy SharePoint with SQL Server AlwaysOn (Zoom image, PDF). This poster also includes logical architecture illustrations for publishing Internet sites using SharePoint Server 2013 in Windows Azure, including making use of Azure AD for customer accounts.
Here are some other resources for learning about running SharePoint in Windows Azure.
- Get Started with SharePoint Server 2013 Quickly on Windows Azure by Bill Baer
- SharePoint Server 2013 Trial in Windows Azure by Bill Baer
- SharePoint and Windows Azure Virtual Machines by Bill Baer
Blog and scripts: Automating SharePoint Deployments in Windows Azure using PowerShell
Whitepaper: SharePoint 2013 on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services by David Aiken & Dan Wesley
Channel 9 Video: SharePoint on Windows Azure with Paul Stubbs
Now is a great time to let us know what other types of resources you would like to see.
– Brenda Carter