Azure Training for researchers

11 October 2013

Training Session – Windows Azure Cloud for researchers

Microsoft Research and the Microsoft Research-Inria Joint Centre are pleased to announce a no-cost two-day hands-on technical training event for academic researchers interested in cloud computing using Windows Azure.

The training will be held November 14 & 15 at the Inria Saclay – Île-de-France research centre.

All attendees must register in advance to secure their place – click here to register. 

More information: Register for the course, Course overview, Detailed Course Description (pdf)webpage of the course, logistics and status information

Windows Azure is a general, open, and flexible global cloud platform supporting any language, tool, or framework – including Linux, Java, Python, and other non-Microsoft technologies.  The program will cover a variety of “hands-on labs” with programming examples predominantly in Python and Java.   No prior experience of Windows Azure is required.  The only prerequisite is basic programming experience in some language.  This two-day course is presented by specialized trainers and is geared towards post-doctoral researchers, research faculty, and postgraduate students.
Attendees will be able to access Windows Azure on their own laptop during the training and for evaluation purposes for up to six months after the event. The attendee’s laptop does not need to have the Windows operating system installed – Windows Azure is accessed via an Internet browser. After attending the course, researchers will feel confident in applying cloud computing in their current and future research.