Is it too soon to be talking about design patterns for Azure--a platform that hasn't been released yet? I don't think so: we already have oodles of functionality in the platform and patterns help us think about them and how they can be combined. And it's especially important during this pre-release preview period that we in the community confirm the platform gives us good, well-thought out patterns.
And so, AzureDesignPatterns.com is born.
Posted on the site currently is my initial enumeration of 14 foundation patterns for hosting, data, communication/sync, and security--with more to come. Over time I'll be providing a detail page on each pattern.
Coming soon: composite application patterns.