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Microsoft Azure for Research Training February 25

Microsoft Research and Cornell University are offering a one-day training for Cornell post-doctoral researchers, research faculty, and graduate research students who use large data sets and have basic software development skills. The training will be held February 25 in Gates Hall, from 9:00am-5:00pm.

The Microsoft Azure for Research project facilitates and accelerates scholarly and scientific research by enabling researchers to use Microsoft Azure to perform big data computations in the cloud. Azure takes full advantage of the power and scalability of cloud computing for collaboration, computation, and data-intensive processing. Azure is an open platform that supports languages, tools, or frameworks, such as Linux, Python, Java, Hadoop, and Microsoft .NET Framework. Participants in the training should bring their own device to the training; Microsoft Azure will work with any web-based browser.

Participants will receive a 1-month Azure pass worth $500 of Azure credits to help them get started with experimenting and working with the cloud. They will also learn more about receiving Windows Azure 12-month grants for research through our program

The program covers a variety of hands-on scenarios with programming examples predominantly in Python. No prior experience of cloud computing is expected.  The only prerequisite is some programming experience. After attending the course, participants will feel confident in applying cloud computing in their current and future research that makes heavy use of data.

To learn more about the course and to register, please visit:

For questions about the course, contact

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