I was on a emergency trip to take care of my father, during the flight met some individuals who are offering different types of cloud based services for different types of companies. They were were upbeat about the adoption of cloud based technologies. With Microsoft Satya Nadella stating the emphasis on cloud based and mobile offerings, this is a space to watch out for. I am enclosing a link on a demo of Azure by MVP TroyHunt:
http://www.troyhunt.com/2014/03/the-worlds-greatest-azure-demo.html. He very nicely lists out the 14 different steps required to set up Azure and has provided a video as well.