UK Educators and Researchers

Microsoft provides grants for educators wanting to use Windows Azure in their curricula.  We want to hear from our members and offer them the access to join the following programme.

Educators, Researchers your invited to join Windows Azure University Faculties!

Membership in this group entitles you to receive many benefits such as:

Windows Azure Educator Grants – see below for details on Grants

Deep engagement with Windows Azure Academic Team

Early access to Windows 8 and Windows Azure educational collaterals

Ability to view your students’ activity on Windows Azure platform

Opportunities to publish and present at Microsoft events

Please send an email to AzureU@microsoft.com with subject line “RSVP AzureU Faculties” and your information. We will contact you with registration and detailed program information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

So what is Windows Azure?

Check out these great poster which you can download for display in your computer labs they explain the principles of cloud computing

Interested in learning or teaching Cloud Computing Educators and academics can get access to Azure with a Educator grant  http://www.windowsazure.com/education you can get access to the following resources at ZERO cost.

These grants are facilitated through Windows Azure academic passes, which provide the following resources:

  • 2 small compute instances for Cloud Services or Virtual Machines
  • 10 Shared Web Sites
  • 10 Shared Mobile Services
  • 35GB of storage
  • 50,000,000 storage transactions
  • 250,000 Service Bus messages
  • 750 Service Bus Relay Hours
SQL Database
  • Two 1GB Web Edition database
Data Transfers

(Per Region)

  • 8 GB in
  • 8 GB out

Apply for a grant

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 5-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 and provide us with:

  • Your name
  • Your email contact
  • Institution/University name
  • Course name
  • Course description
  • Number of students in your course
  • Number of Windows Azure platform academic passes needed
  • Date when passes will be used

Apply Today!