What is Windows Azure?
Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform. It allows the deployment of cloud based applications that are managed at Microsoft datacenters.
How do I get Azure?
In order to start building Azure applications, you need to have Visual Studio 2008 or higher to install the SDK and tools. Windows Azure SDK and tools: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=128752 .In order for Azure to install correctly, you may need to enable IIS 7.0 ASP.NET application development components – you will receive an error if you have it disabled. To enable it, go to Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features - > Turn Windows Features On or Off.
Enable Windows Communication Foundation HTTP Activation.
Enable IIS -> WWWS -> ASP.NET and CGI.