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  • I work for a school and we are interested in teaching the students the latest technologies in the cloud. We have been welcomed by free or semester-long trials for many services(appengine, amazon) and since we are familiar and a part of the MSDNAA (Academic Alliance), we were wondering if there any free educational services or semester-long trials to infuse the students with the latest of this technologies.

    Thank you in Advance,

    Andre Brutus

    Computer Club President

    Southern Adventist University

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:57 AM

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  • Hi Andre,

    I would say that a good starting point would be with Windows Azure Pass which gives 30 days of free access.

    Token: cloudcover

    Other than that, I would say contacting your Microsoft Representative that is Approving the MSDNAA Accounts.


    Cory Fowler


    I searched around and found a number of Tokens for Windows Azure Pass and posted an entry to my blog. Get Your Very Own Cloud Playground


    Cory Fowler Windows Azure MVP
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:22 AM
  • +1 on Cory's reply. I would also recommend you go vote for Windows Azure to be added to the DreamSpark program for the planning team. You can see the feature request here and vote on it:

    Microsoft DreamSpark:

    Brian Aurich
    Windows Azure Community PM
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:28 PM
  • it would be really great for a student to have access  to amazing tools out there - count my vote. thanks for link.

    thanks anebg for starting the discussion.


    - Paras Doshi,
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 1:01 PM
  • A list of the Microsoft Developer and Architecture evangelists whose area includes TN is here.

    Brian Prince is particularly focussed on Windows Azure (the others may be I just haven't met them). He has created training material for a two-day Windows Azure boot camp which he has made available. I suspect he would be more than happy were someone at Southern Adventist to organize one. As Cory points out, you should have absolutely no trouble getting hold of 30-day passes.

    Saturday, March 12, 2011 7:33 PM