Thanks for the reply Sven.
Basically I'm just looking to host a simple asp.net mvc site for my blog.
I'd also like to make some dummy online applications to play with and to dump my notes from talks, books, exams etc.. I'm thinking of it more as an online portfolio more than anything else. And with that I'd like to make some form of Android and WP app that can perform basic crud to a db on the site.
I've never looked into this sort of thing before and seeing as I use the Windows stack and I don't have a lot of knowledge of Azure, figured I'd put some feelers out.
With what I'm looking to do, do you think Azure is overkill? Do I just need some simple asp hosting to achieve these goals?