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Training: Microsoft Azure for Research

Microsoft Azure for Research trainingMicrosoft Azure is an open and flexible global cloud platform that supports any language, tool, or framework, and is ideally suited to researchers’ needs across disciplines. Learn about the training materials available to help academic researchers  learn how to conduct their research on the highly scalable and flexible cloud infrastructure, Microsoft Azure.


Microsoft Cloud DevCamps

Join us for a free day of training and demo at one of the many regional Microsoft Cloud DevCamps. Get hands–on training on how to use new Azure features and services to build, deploy, and move a variety of applications to the cloud—including websites, mobile apps, and enterprise-class applications.

Microsoft DevCamps will take place in western, central, and eastern regions of the United States. Space is limited, so save your seat today. If you don’t see an event near you, please check back as more events will be added soon.

Worldwide Azure training events

We periodically offer free, technical, one- and two-day training events around the world, presented by specialized Microsoft Azure for Research trainers. The training is intended specifically for scientists who can code, who will soon code, or are interested in coding in a modern computing context. Computer scientists who are working with such scientists will also benefit from the training.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Gaining an understanding of cloud computing and why and when you would use it in scientific or other research
  • Acquiring hands-on experience in the major design patterns for successful cloud applications
  • Developing the skills to run your own application/services on Microsoft Azure

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Online training videos for research scientists

These short videos introduce Microsoft Azure and provide a comprehensive overview of how research scientists can get the best results from cloud computing with Azure. Condensed for quick, convenient viewing, these videos will help you learn about cloud computing basics, patterns and terminology, virtual machines, websites, cloud services, and building blocks for applications, including typical patterns of design for research scientists to use the cloud. You can watch the videos in any order; however, we recommend that you start with the overview and view them in the sequence in which they appear on this page.

The videos below form a short and relatively stable core curriculum for scientists who are interested in using Azure for research. For in-depth information about specific subject areas, please see the complementary on-demand webinars, which we update regularly.

Microsoft Azure Overview
Microsoft Azure Overview

This video provides a comprehensive but brief overview of Microsoft Azure for research scientists. You will learn cloud computing basics, patterns and terminology, and the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure itself, including virtual machines, web sites, cloud services, and building blocks for applications. We also introduce typical patterns of design for research scientists to use the cloud.

Microsoft Azure Websites Basics
Microsoft Azure Websites Basics

This video provides research scientists with a comprehensive introduction to using Microsoft Azure for hosting websites. You will learn how to publish and configure websites and how to use the Microsoft Azure gallery of web applications. We illustrate this with two examples: a simple WordPress website and a more complex presentation of scientific data.

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Machine Learning tutorials and guides

Access tutorials that help you with Azure Machine Learning: from setting up your first predictive analytics experiment, to publishing results, to creating a complete machine learning solution.

Azure IaaS for IT pros

Learn Microsoft Azure from the experts—and at no financial cost to you. These Microsoft Azure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) training courses cover key technical topics for IT pros and developers, including Azure Virtual Machines and virtual networks. In addition, IT pros can gain insight into platform-as-a-service (PaaS) implementation, including using PowerShell for automation and management, using Active Directory, migrating from on-premises to cloud infrastructure, and important licensing information. Enroll in our Azure training courses and discover the advantages of cloud computing with Microsoft Azure.