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On the 20th of June a number of UK academics and researchers joined us at UCL for a one day event.
The event was simply to learn how Windows Azure can be used in curricula, support research endeavours, and enable student projects.
Additionally we focused on how Institution administrators can explore how to use Windows Azure for infrastructure and application needs. see http://windowsinazure.eventbrite.co.uk for attendees.
Here are the presentations from the day
Welcome to Windows Azure - Rob Frazer Microsoft, Cloud CTO
Windows Azure in Academia - Ashwin Karuhatty Microsoft, Director of Academic Programs
Windows Azure PaaS, IaaS, SaaS - Carlos Oliveira http://www.shapingcloud.com and Windows Azure User Group http://ukwaug.net/
Windows Azure Pop Up Labs - Steve Plank Microsoft, Azure Technical Evangelist
See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/plankytronixx/ The Windows Azure Prime Challenge
See http://www.primechallenge.org Windows Azure VM Depot - Steve Lamb, Microsoft Open Technology http://vmdepot.msopentech.com/
Windows Azure in Research - Kenji Takeda, Microsoft Research Connections
For More details on Windows Azure in Education see the following resources
Microsoft provides Educator Grants for educators wanting to use Windows Azure in their curricula through Windows Azure academic passes. More info
Need access to Windows Azure outside the classroom? Working on a project on cloud computing? Or maybe your master thesis? More info
Tap into resources offered by Microsoft’s Windows Azure Research Engagement project to take your research to the cloud. More infoInstitution Administrators
Help your students get the technology skills they need to be successful through Microsoft IT Academy. More info