The two blog posts below are providing insight into how to create an automated delivery pipeline to the Cloud, Microsoft Azure. I believe the same fundamentals can and ought be applied to the software development life cycle whether you have a hybrid or Enterprise model.
The first post is the updated SDK and PowerShell cmdlets for MSBuild and Azure.
The second is a walk through showing how to automatically build and deploy your Windows Azure applications to multiple accounts and use configuration transforms to modify your Service Definition and Service Configuration files.
- Scott Densmore - Another Update for the Deployment scripts for Windows Azure
- Tom Hollander – Using MSBuild to deploy to multiple Windows Azure environments