Microsoft Research is offering free, hands-on, cloud computing training courses for university faculty, researchers, and PhD students


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Microsoft Research is offering free, hands-on, cloud computing training courses for university faculty, researchers, and PhD students in the UK and across Europe. Whether it’s big data, big compute (HPC), or analysing data streaming from devices for an IoT project, see how easy it is using Microsoft Azure to speed up your research.

You can sign up now online:

You can apply for up to 12 months of access to significant cloud computing resources through our Azure for Research Awards program. Apply by 15 April 2016 at https://aka.ms/a4rAwards (and every two months thereafter) or if your interested in teaching with Azure you can apply for Azure Educator Grant https://aka.ms/azureforeducation

You will be able to access Microsoft Azure on you own laptop during the training, and will have access for evaluation purposes for up to one month after the event. You do not need to have the Microsoft Windows operating system installed on your laptop, as Microsoft Azure is accessed via Internet browser, Linux/Mac/Windows command-line and programming language APIs.

This course is for Faculty, researchers, and PhD students using any language, framework, or platform. This includes Linux, Python, R, MATLAB, Java, Hadoop, STORM, SPARK, and Microsoft technologies such as C#, F#, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Azure SQL Database, and various Microsoft Azure services.

 

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