[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.]
A new book, "Windows Azure Platform: Articles from the Trenches Volume 1" is now available as a free PDF download. Chapter 4 is all about quickly boosting you up to speed on how to get started with SQL Azure instance in less than five minutes! If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can buy the book from lulu.com here. You can read a bit more about the book on Eric Nelson's blog.