Microsoft To Offer Free Azure Web Development Services For Students

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March 26, 2015
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There is no learning without hands-on experience and it holds true for web development as any student developer will be perfectly aware of it. Due to a combination of various factors such as financial, many student developers could not play around with web development through cloud deployment.

Catering to this need, Microsoft has announced free Azure web development services for student developers in 140 countries around the world. This will allow students an extensive access to Azure web development suite along with various features that can improve their expertise in different areas.

Student developers will be able to build, scale and deploy web apps on the cloud using Azure App Service Web Apps in different coding languages such as ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js and Python. Moreover, Application Insights is another feature which provides a comprehensive view of ASP.NET services and mobile applications for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. This will also allow students to use Visual Studio Online through which they can gain in-depth knowledge of this powerful platform.

Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform & Evangelism and Chief Evangelist for Microsoft, stated,

“I’m passionate about student developers – and student developer work doesn’t cease to amaze me. I am convinced that Microsoft Azure for Student Developers will catalyze some amazing work from students across the globe. I cannot wait to see what comes next.”

This offer is available for validated Dreamspark students at the moment. Any student interested in signing up for the program should do so through DreamSpark here.

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