Want to get up to speed quickly with Windows Azure? The Windows Azure Developer Camp will take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having deployed a simple application to the cloud and made it available on the public Internet.
During the Camp there'll be experienced people available to guide you through each exercise. Once you have the basics in place, you'll be up and running.
When you walk away from the Camp, you can either de-activate the Azure application before you leave, or leave it running so that when you get home you can continue with your Windows Azure coding adventures. In any case you'll walk away with the code you've written on your laptop and an ability to modify it, test it locally on your laptop and deploy it to your free Windows Azure subscription any time you choose!