Maximising your Azure Educator Grants with Azure Automation


 

So are you enjoying your Azure Educator Grants?

The Goal of the Azure Educator Grant is to empower faculty to leverage Microsoft Azure in teaching cutting-edge courses

However one of the biggest factors you need to consider is the available credit limits and how to maximise your Azure Credit

Faculty will receive a 12 month, $250/month account
Students will receive a 6 month, $100/month account

So let me introduce Azure Automation

With Azure Automation you  can automate all of those frequent, time-consuming, and error-prone cloud management tasks. Azure Automation helps you spend more of your time focused on work that adds business value. By reducing errors and boosting efficiency, it can also help lower your operational costs.


Use our PowerShell workflows or create your own

In Automation, Windows PowerShell scripts and workflows—known as runbooks—help you work smarter by handling the creation, deployment, monitoring, and maintenance of Azure resources and third-party applications. The Automation Runbook Gallery puts samples, utilities, and scenario runbooks right at your fingertips, so that you can get up and running quickly with your automation tasks. The Runbook Gallery lets you browse and import runbooks to your Automation account without ever having to leave the Azure portal.

Integrate with the services you depend on

Automation runbooks work with Web Apps in Azure App Service, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Storage, Azure SQL Database, and other popular Azure services. You can also use them with any service that offers public Internet APIs. Easy-to-read dashboard charts and log records make runbooks easier to monitor.


Get easier configuration management in the cloud

Author and manage PowerShell Desired State Configurations (DSC)PowerShell Desired State Configurations (DSC), import DSC resources, and generate DSC node configurations DSC node configurations, all in the cloud. With Azure Automation DSC, you can easily and reliably monitor and automatically update machine configuration across physical and virtual machines, Windows or Linux, in the cloud or on-premises.

So why consider Automation?

Simplify cloud management with process automation
  • Save time and money with automation
  • Eliminate time-consuming, repetitive tasks
  • Improve reliability and efficiency
  • Use with Azure and third-party cloud services
  • Integrate with any service using PowerShell scripts
  • Get a highly available automation engine

Resources

Documentation

Azure Educator Grants

See all services the Azure Services available as part of the Azure Educator Grant

The Educator Grant is a programme designed specifically to provide access to Microsoft Azure to college and university professors teaching advanced courses. As part of the programme, lecturers teaching Azure in their curricula are awarded subscriptions to support their course.

To apply for an Educator Grant, fill in this simple application form.

Apply now

Comments (1)

  1. Awesome ! I will share this blogpost with our Teachers and Students 🙂 Thank you for Sharing