Budding developers will be pleased to hear that Microsoft Azure is now free under Microsoft Imagine and can be activated at Microsoft DreamSpark.
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Free Azure for students has consistently been one of the most popular requests fielded to us since the inception of Azure. Well, we are glad to announce that free Azure for students is now a thing! With a few simple steps, you should be able to activate your subscription in under 10 minutes. Once completed, you should be able to spin up a web app within seconds.
The following blog posts are a great resource for any students wishing to take advantage of this free Azure offering, and will guide you through the setup process as well as how to get started with various apps on Azure: