If you have Visual Studio 2010 with MSDN Premium or MSDN Ultimate, you get excellent cloud computing benefits from the Windows Azure Platform included at no cost.
Here's the first of 3 useful videos: it’s a walk through of the cloud computing benefits that one receives as an MSDN premium subscriber. After watching it, then:
- Watch part 2 of 3, the screencast on signing up
- Watch part 3 of 3, tips on using your account frugally, training resources, etc.
- Get more info here about the Windows Azure Platform benefits for MSDN subscribers and how to sign up