First, I'd like to gripe for just a minute. I've been receiving MSDN magazine in the mail for a few years now due to it's part of the subscription package that my current place of employment maintains. Cool. I get it. Here's our latest thing we are doing and how to use it. My gripe is that it's more or less the same thing now - here's how to do some basic shit using Azure. Use Azure. Here's some awesome pattern, and btw here's how to use it on Azure. It's basically a monthly sales pitch for Azure. Kudos for the advertising tactics, MS is really going hard into this one and it makes sense. It's just getting a bit old is all. I've demoed Azure and its not bad (when it isn't completely frustrating due to something being down or taking forever or not responding). Oh I generally do the free thing or the low-cost option, and yeah its lower in the priority queues for processing. But hey, its my experience so far - not making me want to fully commit though.
and contemplate that for a bit. And he even has a badass name! This guy is my hero.