Windows Azure for Research training at ETH Zurich

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Dates: November 11, 2013 - November 12, 2013

Location: Zurich Switzerland

Microsoft Research and ETH Zurich are pleased to announce a no-cost two-day hands-on technical training event for academic researchers interested in cloud computing using Windows Azure. 

In addition researchers may also apply for research grants for large one year allocations of compute/storage to support their research by submitting this form http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/azure/ (first deadline Oct. 15th, and then every 2 months).

 

The training will be held November 11 & 12 in the Department of Computer Science ETH Zurich (CAB Building). All attendees must register in advance to secure their place - click here to register.

Windows 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 Windows Azure is required.  The only prerequisite is basic programming experience in some language.  This two-day course is presented by specialised trainers and is geared towards post-doctoral researchers, research faculty, and postgraduate students.

Attendees will be able to access Windows Azure on their own laptop during the training and for evaluation purposes for up to six months after the event. The attendee's laptop does not need to have the Windows operating system installed – Windows Azure is accessed via an Internet browser. After attending the course, researchers will feel confident in applying cloud computing in their current and future research.

For questions about the course please contact azuretraining@microsoft.com

More information:
Register for the course use this link

Microsoft course overview
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/azure/training.aspx

Detailed Course Description (pdf)
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/azure/msr-course-aug2013.pdf

Logistics and status information about the Zurich event:
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/azure4researchtraining-zurich2013/

Map/location information
http://www.mapsearch.ethz.ch/map.do;msSessionid=6LFhSnvQJCb9GfdFd1DVJRQlLbn9z7ByphpSWf5pnBJnHD4cjdfW!-519634909?gebaeudeMap=CAB&farbcode=c010&lang=EN

Local Directions:

From the Zurich main train station (Haupt Bahnhof):

§ Take Tram 6 towards "Zoo", and get off at "ETH/Universitatsspital", or

§ Take Tram 10 towards "Bahnhof Oerlikon", and get off at "ETH/Universitatsspital"

§ Computer Science buildings

 

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