While Microsoft Azure has been a wide success for small and large businesses, Microsoft’s goals with Azure are to bring it to as many people as possible. On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled a new tier of Azure. This new tier of Azure is called Microsoft Azure for student developers, and its free.
The goal of the new Microsoft Azure for student developers, is to get students on board with Azure, and get students to expand on their development skills. This will make it easier for them to sign up, try out Azure, build apps that are hosted on Azure, and to get them using Azure as they expand.
New Student Offer
With the new Microsoft Azure for student developers program, students will get access to Azure in over 140 different countries. It allows them to host and develop sites, and build apps in the cloud for no charge, and doesn’t even require a credit card. This will make it simple to start building on Azure today.
Azure’s new free platform for students will allow them to buld on Azure App Service Web Apps, Application Insights, and much more. These allow students to program in ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, or Python. This can be used to program on the web, for apps on the web, and much more around the world.
What’s Microsoft Doing?
With the move to students, Microsoft is encouraging students to use Azure, and to get them off other services like Dropbox, AWS, and other cloud based platforms. By giving them free access, they can court students easier, get the apps on Azure, and keep them as customers should the apps or programs be successful.
Microsoft has a strong commitment to education, and it shows with this latest move. It means that students around the world can use the Microsoft cloud at no charge, it won’t require a credit card, and they can start building today. It might be a small app, a large app, or anything, but its free and on Azure.
Students win with this Azure move today. If you’re a student, try it out today and let us know your thoughts.