Microsoft provides grants for educators wanting to use Windows Azure in their curricula. These grants are facilitated through Windows Azure academic passes, which provide the following resources:
|Windows Azure||SQL Database||Data Transfers (Per Region)|
|2 small compute instances for Cloud Services or Virtual Machines ||Two 1GB Web Edition database ||8 GB in |
|10 Shared Web Sites || ||8 GB out |
|10 Shared Mobile Services || || |
|35GB of storage || || |
|50,000,000 storage transactions || || |
|250,000 Service Bus messages || || |
|750 Service Bus Relay Hours || || |
Grant applications are designated for faculty who are teaching Windows Azure in their curricula as well as faculty preparing to integrate Windows Azure into their curricula. Educator Grant awards are subject to demand and availability. Educators will receive a special 12-month pass for their exclusive use, and may request 6-month non-renewable passes for distribution to their students. Each pass is valid from the date of redemption. Educators may apply for passes for each of the courses they are teaching, and may only distribute these passes to students registered as part of their educational institution.
To apply for an Educator Grant fill out this simple application form.
The Windows Azure Research Engagement project aims to boost scholarly and scientific research by extending computing to the cloud. We provide a cloud computing platform and work with researchers on projects that push the frontiers of client and cloud computing. To learn more go to http://research.microsoft.com/azure. For more information send email to: Azure Academic firstname.lastname@example.org.
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