After the excellent Azure news from MIX 11 yesterday, I thought now would be the best time to release a brand new article about how you can get started with Azure and Windows Phone 7. Intro I’m sure by now you have heard of Windows Azure. Now before we get started learning about it, let’s take a look at the definition: The Windows Azure Platform is a Microsoft cloud platform used to build, host and scale web applications through Microsoft datacenters. Windows Azure Platform is thus classified asplatform as a service and forms part of Microsoft's cloud computing strategy, along with theirsoftware as a service offering, Microsoft Online Services. (information taken from WikiPedia) So in other words, think of cloud computing. I always believe that the best way to learn something is to jump straight into it and fill the gaps as you go. So let’s begin. In this article, I am going to show you how to get started working with Windows Phone 7 and Azure. We are going to download the tools and create a new project starting from File->New Project. After that we will set up our users and add some data with our Windows Phone 7 Emulator. The Full Article The full article is hosted on SilverlightShow and you can access it by clicking here. Don’t forget to rate it and leave comments if you have any problems. I have also included a video tutorial that you may want to watch as well. You can also download the slides and the source code.