Monkeys in the cloud is a sample Windows Azure solution provided primarily for educational purposes. If you're looking for a fun sample project to play around with and learn some Windows Azure principles, then look no further. Here is the premise:
We want to create a web application that will allow writers to commission our digital monkeys to write their novels for them. They specify which monkey type they want to write the novel and how long the novel should be and our digital monkeys churn out a book for them.
The solution itself consists of two web roles: one that hosts an MVC website that the users can submit their requests on and another hosting an MVC Web API that actually generates the novels and returns them to the website. One of the three monkey types has a solution built (the Chimpanzee), but the other two have placeholder implementations.
Requires VS2012 and the Windows Azure SDK 1.8 (October release)