While websites, social apps and mobile apps are common scenarios for cloud-based application development, developers should be aware and become familiar with several other scenarios. You can find more detail about each of the eight scenarios that are listed at the Microsoft Windows Azure website.
Windows Azure development Resources
Windows Azure SDK Download: http://bit.ly/zxazuresdk
Free Windows Azure Platform Trial Account: http://bit.ly/zxazuretrial
Windows Azure Platform Training Kit http://bit.ly/zxazuretraining
Windows Phone SDK Download: http://bit.ly/zxphonesdk
WebMatrix Download: http://bit.ly/zxwebmatrix