Scott Guthrie Announces Azure for Students through Microsoft Imagine

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Announcing free Azure web development services for verified students – no credit card required!

 

  • Web Apps
  • Visual Studio Online
  • Application Insights

 

Microsoft Imagine helps students of all ages learn to code and build their skills with free software and online learning.  Learn more at https://imagine.microsoft.com.

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    rmjoia

    I think in this century, the concept of student should be reevaluated. Wich one is a real "Student" one in pursuit for knowledge every way possible, or one taking a degree and disconnecting from the learn process?

    How can someone that studies every day, prove to be a student? 
    Does someone with a good ranking on MVA is considered a student, or Pluralsight, CodeSchool, doing Microsoft courses on Edx?

    I believe the concept of Student and "degree" should really be reevaluated, because, to be "sharp" and up to date on a skill, it's something that you can't learn in a degree, it's a philosophy, a way of life, and to me, the only way to be in this art.

     

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    daveparvin

    So, if I was a student, what happens when I graduate?  How long do I get the subscription?  How often do I need to let you know I am still in school?  Is this offer only available to the students, or is it available to the instructors as well?

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    LeonaB

    For instuctors, I would recommend taking a look at Azure Academic Pass for classes: http://www.microsoftazurepass.com/AzureU/AcademicFAQ.

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    Christian

    Everytime I try to open the Azure portal it says I need to sign up because I am not an administrator.

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    daveparvin

    Well, I finally found the answers to most of my questions at dreamspark.

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    Christie

    I'm excited, but when you follow the "Get a Azure Account" link on the DreamSpark app development page it goes to a 404 error page on Azure :(

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    chiragnayyar

    Great . Another step to move in Cloud

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    jjcastillo

    Wow. How genius!  Get them young and early with free development tools and you have a pretty good chance of a steady stream of developers using Microsoft products for life.

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    MSFTImagine

    @Christie: If your issue persists, please email us at imagine@microsoft.com for further assistance.

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    MSFTImagine

    @Christian:If your issue persists, please email us at imagine@microsoft.com for further assistance.

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    AliSharifi

    Great news. 

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    Shawn

    I get the same offer not found response.

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    MSFTImagine

    @Shawn: If your issue persists, please email us at imagine@microsoft.com for further assistance.

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    HMN

    Can someone provide a link or whatever that shows how exactly students should apply for this? Their offer seems pretty vague to me

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    MSFTImagine

    @HMN: You may sign up for the offer at https://aka.ms/azureforstudents.

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    Russell

    I would love to start using Azure for Students, but I can't seem to get access for it.

    "THIS ACCOUNT TYPE DOES NOT ALLOW CREATION OF A DREAMSPARK OFFER. PLEASE CONTACT SUPPORT."

    I contacted imagine@microsoft.com, and they bounced me to Azure Support, and they want me to create a new Live account, and go through the registration / verification process for DreamSpark all over again...

    Is there really no other way? It took me a long time to go through verification for DreamSpark... It's a dealbreaker quite franky, because I do not want to have to manage multiple accounts. (And I'm not sure how much Visual Studio 2015 will support it with its new SSO features)

    Apparently a lot of students are also having the same problem.

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    MSFTImagine

    @Russell: We are sorry about this issue and appreciate your patience.

     

    Please forward the thread between you and Azure support to imagine@microsoft.com so we can escalate the situation with Azure Support on Monday.

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    kylel

    After a lot of back and forth with tech support I finally got an a Dreamspark subscription added to my account. However, this subscription doesn't give you anything beyond what you can already get for free. Specifically that means no free databases or anything. So my question is, will this change?

    I've seen MS blog posts which say "Run popular web apps and CMS solutions including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Umbraco and DotNetNuke" which made me assume that this subscription would include at least some minimal database support. I was disappointed when I found out that it isn't possible to run these CMS solutions without purchasing upgrades to my membership.

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    Hooman

    I have the same problem kylel has. First of all, there is no information about the features are available for student through this subscription.
    Moreover, almost EVERYTHING is disabled in Azure portal with a Dreamspark subscription. What exactly students are supposed to do without any Database access?

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    AliSharifi

    It would be great if more features become available through this program so we get less of this:  

    "To unlock all Azure features, you need to upgrade your DreamSpark subscription. Upgrading is quick, you'll only be billed if you use premium features."!!

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    Khang

    I have the same problem as @Russel
    THIS ACCOUNT TYPE DOES NOT ALLOW CREATION OF A DREAMSPARK OFFER.

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