Microsoft has announced Azure Stack for the first time at Ignite and a few weeks ago the general availability of the Azure Virtual Machines services in Azure Resource Manager.
Azure Resource Manager is the glue between the Azure and Azure Stack consistency.
If you are looking for a start with ARM based templates to get ready for Azure or Azure Stack I’m lucky to recommend you a very good whitepaper. This whitepaper is written by my MVP pals Kristian Nese and Flemming Riis.
Beside the whitepaper you should also have a look at the following blog post.