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@home with Windows Azure - Part 1 (of 4) - Getting Your Windows Azure 90-day FREE Trial Account

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How does learning about cloud computing while contributing to scientific research sound to you? Join us for @home with Windows Azure and get a solid understanding of the Azure platform while giving back to a very deserving cause.

In addition to learning how to build apps for the cloud, you will deploy a solution that will contribute to Stanford University's Folding @home distributed computing project used to study protein folding. By simply running a piece of software, you can help scientists learn more about diseases like Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease and many cancers through banding together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every participant takes the project closer to understanding how protein folding is linked to certain diseases.

In addition to contributing directly to this project, Microsoft will also donate $10 per participant* to Stanford University to help the cause.

* - Up to $5,000 maximum.

Getting Your Windows Azure 90-day FREE Trial Account

This screencast is the 1st in a series of four detailing the steps of how to participate in @home with Windows Azure.  You will need a Windows Azure account to participate in @home with Windows Azure.  In this screencast, you will learn how to create a Windows Azure 90-day FREE trial account.  

You can view the other screencasts at the links below:

@home with Windows Azure - Part 2 (of 4) - Setting Up The @home with Windows Azure App

@home with Windows Azure - Part 3 (of 4) - Configuring Windows Azure Storage

@home with Windows Azure - Part 4 (of 4) - Deploying To Windows Azure

The @home with Windows Azure project is brought to you buy Brian Hitney, Jim O'Neil, and Peter Laudati.  You can stay in touch with is us at US Cloud Connection.




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