Azure 2014

Microsoft U.Next program is bringing you a unique opportunity to learn from the experts how to get the most for your research from the cloud


Microsoft Research and the Inter-University Computation Center are delighted to offer, three one-day hands-on technical training events for academic researchers interested in cloud computing using Microsoft Azure. This is part of our Microsoft Azure for Research program –


Three, free of charge, one-day training events will be held:

·         Technion Computer Engineering Center hosted training on Monday November 10th – Register here

·         Ben-Gurion University hosted training on Tuesday November 11th – Register here

·         Tel Aviv University hosted training on Wednesday November 12th – Register here


Attendees will be able to access Microsoft Azure on their own laptop or desktop computers during the training, and receive a three month Microsoft Azure Pass for evaluation purposes. The course will also provide an opportunity to learn more about receiving a significant Windows Azure 12-month grant for research, joining one of over 300 projects worldwide using the Cloud (proposals can submitted via the online submission site).

Microsoft Azure is a general, open, and flexible global cloud platform supporting any language, tool, or framework – including Linux, Java, Python, and other non-Microsoft technologies.  The program will cover a variety of "hands-on labs" with programming examples predominantly in Python and Java.   No prior experience of Microsoft Azure is required.  The only prerequisite is basic programming experience in some language.  This one-day course is presented by specialized trainers and is geared towards research faculty, post-doctoral researchers, postgraduate students and lab engineers.

Please forward this invitation to your research colleagues and friends, who are welcome to attend.

For questions about the courses please contact

More information:

·         Microsoft course overview

·         Detailed Course Description (pdf)

The Azure for Research learning sessions in Israel are sponsored by The IUCC, The TechnionBen-Gurion University and Tel Aviv University