Microsoft makes Azure free for students

Microsoft makes Azure free for students

Microsoft’s products are usually paid but sometimes you can get them for free under certain circumstances. Students are especially favored – thanks to Microsoft’s DreamSpark program they can get Microsoft software that costs hundreds, if not thousands of dollars at no cost at all! Now they can take advantage of Microsoft Azure too – again for free!

That’s right – Microsoft has made Azure free for student developers and they can now take full advantage of it through the company’s Imagine program. Thanks to the program student developers can also take part in the annual Imagine Cup competition and win awards in fair competition against other talented developers from across the world.

“This new Microsoft Azure offer enables students everywhere to explore and expand their development skills in the cloud,” said Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of Developer Platform & Evangelism and chief evangelist for Microsoft, in a blog post on the offer. “It supports the mission we outlined with the launch of Microsoft Imagine: to connect student developers with the tools and knowledge needed to create, code and bring their ideas to life. It’s not just about the creative spark, but about the ability to turn those ideas into something tangible, like a website or a web app or a cloud service.”

Microsoft’s Azure platform allows users to make web sites and web apps in the cloud no matter the programming language used – ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js or Python. According to Microsoft, the easiest way to do so is to use Microsoft Visual Studio Online. It is unclear how long Azure will be free for students but it comes at no cost today, so if you are a student you might want to take advantage of the offer now.

Source: Microsoft

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