Unleashing the Power of Cloud Computing: The Benefits of Activating Azure for Student Subscriptions

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As a university student, you might have heard about Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing platform that offers a range of services for businesses and individuals. But did you know that Azure offers a special subscription plan for students that comes with $100 of cloud credit? In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of activating Azure for student subscriptions and highlight some of the exciting things you can do with it.




The process of activating Azure for student subscriptions is straightforward. All you need is a valid academic email address, and you can sign up for the Azure for Students offer. Once you've signed up, you'll have access to a range of Azure services, including virtual machines, databases, and storage solutions, among others. You'll also receive $100 of cloud credit to use within 12 months, which you can use to experiment with Azure services and build your skills.

So, what are some of the exciting things you can do with Azure for Students? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Build and deploy applications: Azure offers a range of services for building and deploying applications, including Azure App Service and Azure Functions. With Azure for Students, you can experiment with these services and build your own web applications, mobile apps, or even chatbots.

  2. Analyze data: Azure offers powerful data analytics tools, including Azure Stream Analytics and Azure Data Lake Analytics. With these services, you can analyze large data sets, extract insights, and build predictive models.

  3. Learn new skills: Azure for Students provides a great opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience with cloud computing. You can explore Azure services, experiment with different configurations, and build your own projects to showcase your skills to potential employers.

  4. Collaborate with others: Azure provides a range of collaboration tools, including Azure DevOps and Azure Boards. With these services, you can work on projects with other students, share code, and track progress.

  5. Experiment with emerging technologies: Azure is constantly evolving, and new services are being added all the time. With Azure for Students, you can experiment with emerging technologies like machine learning, blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT).

In summary, activating Azure for student subscriptions is a great way to explore cloud computing and build your skills. With $100 of cloud credit and access to a range of Azure services, you can experiment with building and deploying applications, analyzing data, learning new skills, collaborating with others, and experimenting with emerging technologies. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for Azure for Students today and start exploring!

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Azure service Description Type Free monthly amount Free period


Get personalised recommendations and best practices for Azure. Management and governance Unlimited Always


Anomaly detector
Detect anomalies in data to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues. AI + machine learning 20,000 transactions S0 tier 12 months


API Management
Manage APIs across all platforms with a hybrid, multicloud platform. Integration 1 million monthly calls free with Consumption tier Always


App Configuration
Store and manage configurations for all your Azure apps. Developer tools 1,000 requests per day with 10 MB storage Always


App Service
Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools, including Node.js and PHP. Compute 10 web, mobile, or API apps with 1 GB storage 1 hour per day Always


Archive Storage
Store and manage rarely accessed data with locally redundant storage (LRS) or geo-redundant storage (GRS). Storage 10 GB LRS storage, 10 GB LRS or GRS write and retrieval, and 100 reads 12 months


Simplify cloud management with process automation. Management and governance 500 minutes of job runtime Always


Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
Enable identity and access management in the cloud. Identity 50,000 stored objects with single sign-on (SSO) to all cloud apps Always


Azure Arc
Extend Azure management and services. Hybrid + multicloud Free Azure control plane functionality for resources outside Azure, search and indexing for Azure Arc-enabled resources Always


Azure Attestation
Verify the identity and security posture of trusted platform modules and trusted execution environments. Security Free Always


Azure Cosmos DB
Build modern apps at any scale using a fast NoSQL database with open APIs. Databases 400 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage 12 months


Azure Cosmos DB
Build modern apps at any scale using a fast NoSQL database with open APIs. Databases 1,000 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage Always


Azure Database for MySQL
Host a fully managed, scalable MySQL database in Azure. Databases 750 hours of Flexible Server—Burstable B1MS Instance, 32 GB storage, and 32 GB back up storage 12 months


Azure Database for PostgreSQL
Build intelligent, scalable apps with fully managed database for PostgreSQL. Databases 750 hours of Flexible Server—Burstable B1MS Instance, 32 GB storage, and 32 GB back up storage 12 months


Azure DevOps
Build apps in any language using Git repos, CI/CD and build and release automation. Developer tools 5 users with unlimited private Git repos Always


Azure Files
Migrate to simple, distributed, cross-platform file storage without changing code. Storage 100 GB of LRS transaction optimised, hot and cool files. 2 million read, list and other file operations 12 months


Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose. Compute Free Always


Azure Lighthouse
Manage service providers with Zero Trust access controls. Management and governance Free Always


Azure Managed Applications, Service catalogue
Make it easier to acquire services with a catalogue of approved cloud offerings. Management and governance Free publishing Always


Azure Maps
Create location-aware web and mobile applications using geospatial services, APIs, and SDKs. Internet of Things 1,000 to 5,000 transactions for specific mapping and location insights features Always


Azure Migrate
Discover, assess, right-size, and migrate your on-premises virtual machines to Azure. Migration Free Always


Azure Policy
Achieve real-time cloud compliance at scale with consistent resource governance. Management and governance Free access to configuration and change tracking features Always


Azure Resource Mover
Simplify how you move multiple resources between Azure regions. Management and governance Free (ingress and egress charges may apply) Always


Azure SignalR Service
Add real-time communications into your web applications. Web 20 concurrent connections per unit and 20,000 messages Always


Bandwidth (Data Transfer)
Transfer data inbound and outbound through our robust network of global data centres. Networking 15 GB outbound 12 months


Bandwidth (Data Transfer)
Transfer data inbound and outbound through our robust network of global data centres. Networking 100 GB outbound Always


Scale your application in the cloud with job orchestration and scheduling for HPC applications. Compute Free Always


Blob Storage
Use massively scalable object storage for any type of unstructured data. Storage 5 GB locally redundant storage (LRS) hot block with 20,000 read and 10,000 write operations 12 months


Bot Service
Develop intelligent, enterprise-grade bots that scale on demand. AI + machine learning 10,000 premium channel messages and unlimited standard channel messages Always


Cloud Shell
Manage Azure resources in a browser-based shell using popular command-line tools and programming languages. Management and governance 5 GB free storage in Azure Files for 12 months Always


Cognitive Search
Include a cloud search service in your web and mobile application. AI + machine learning 50 MB storage for 10,000 hosted documents and 3 indexes per service Always


Cognitive Service for Language
Extract information such as sentiment, key phrases, named entities and language from your text. AI + machine learning 5,000 text records Always


Computer Vision
Extract rich information from images to categorise and process visual data.   5,000 transactions for each S1, S2 and S3 tier 12 months


Container Apps
Build and deploy modern apps and microservices using serverless containers. Containers 180,000 vCPU seconds, 360,000 GiB seconds, and 2 million requests Always


Container Registry
Store and manage container images across all types of Azure deployments. Containers 1 Standard tier registry with 100 GB storage and 10 webhooks 12 months


Content moderator
Moderate text and images to provide a safer, more positive user experience. AI + machine learning 10,000 transactions S0 tier to moderate or review 12 months


Cost Management
Monitor, allocate and optimise cloud costs with transparency, accuracy and efficiency. Management and governance Free Always


Custom Vision
Easily customise computer vision models for your unique use case. AI + machine learning 10,000 predictions S0 tier, one training hour, two projects with 5,000 training images each 12 months


Data Catalog
Get more value from your enterprise data assets. Analytics Unlimited users Always


Data Factory
Compose and manage data services at scale. Analytics 5 low-frequency activities Always


Database Migration Service
Simplify on-premises database migration to the cloud. Databases Free Standard Compute Always


DevTest Labs
Enable fast, easy and lean dev-test environments. Developer tools Free Always


Event Grid
Get reliable event delivery at massive scale. Integration 100,000 operations per month Always


Detect, identify, analyse, organise, and tag faces in images.   30,000 transactions S0 tier 12 months


Detect, identify, analyse, organise, and tag faces in images.   30,000 transactions of Free instance Always


Form Recogniser
Automate the extraction of text, key/value pairs and tables from your documents. AI + machine learning 500 pages S0 tier 12 months


Process events with a serverless code architecture. Compute 1 million requests Always


Health Bot
Build and deploy AI-powered, compliant, conversational healthcare experiences at scale. AI + machine learning 3,000 messages (up to 10 messages per second) Always


Health Data Services
Unify and manage health data and protected health information (PHI) in the cloud. Integration 1 GB structured and blob storage, 50,000 API requests, .5 GB transformation operations, 100,000 events Always


Immersive Reader
Embed text reading and comprehension capabilities into applications. AI + machine learning 3 million characters Always


IoT Edge
Extend cloud intelligence and analytics to IoT edge devices. Internet of Things Free, open-source edge runtime Always


IoT Hub
Connect, monitor, and manage IoT assets with a scalable platform. Internet of Things 8,000 messages per day and .5 KB message metre size of Free edition Always


Key Vault
Safeguard and maintain control of keys and other secrets. Security 10,000 transactions RSA 2048-bit keys or secret operations, Standard tier 12 months


Language Understanding (LUIS)
Build natural language understanding into apps, bots and IoT devices. AI + machine learning 10,000 text request transactions S0 tier 12 months


Load Balancer
Instantly add scale, availability, and network performance to your applications. Networking 750 hours, 15 GB of data processing, and up to five rules with Standard Load Balancer 12 months


Logic Apps
Build automated integration solutions across clouds and on-premises systems. Integration 4,000 built-in actions with the Consumption plan Always


Machine Learning
Develop and run R and Python models on your platform of choice. AI + machine learning Free Always


Managed Disks
Get high-performance, durable block storage for Azure Virtual Machines with simplified management. Storage 2 64 GB (P6) solid state drives SSD storage, plus 1 GB snapshot and 2 million I/O operations 12 months


Media Services, Encoding feature
Index, package, protect and stream video and audio at scale. Media 20 output minutes Standard encoder video or audio source file encoding 12 months


Media Services, Live and on-demand streaming
Deliver content to virtually any device at scale. Media 5 hours each of Standard Passthrough, Live Transcription, and Standard Streaming endpoint 12 months


Metrics Advisor
Embed AI-powered monitoring features to proactively diagnose issues. AI + machine learning 25 time series Always


Gain full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network. Management and governance See Azure Monitor pricing details for free amounts per feature Always


Network Watcher
Monitor, diagnose and gain insights into your network performance and health. Networking 5 GB storage with 1,000 checks, 10 tests and 10 connection metrics Always


Notification Hubs
Send push notifications to any platform from any back-end. Mobile 1 million push notifications with free namespace Always


Open Datasets
Accelerate machine learning with curated datasets. AI + machine learning Free (egress charges may apply) Always


Deliver rich, personalised experiences for every user. AI + machine learning 50,000 transactions S0 tier 12 months


Private Link
Privately access services on Azure, keeping your data on the Microsoft network. Networking Free Always


Resource Manager
Simplify how you manage your app resources. Management and governance Free Always


Security Center
Prevent, detect and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of your Azure resources. Security Free policy assessment and recommendations Always


Service Bus
Get reliable cloud messaging as a service with simple hybrid integration. Integration 750 hours and 13 million operations Standard tier base unit 12 months


Service Fabric
Build and operate always-on, scalable, distributed apps. Containers Free Always


Spatial anchors
Build mixed-reality apps that map, share and persist 3D content. Mixed reality 10,000 anchors queried Always


Speaker Recognition
Accurately verify and identify speakers by their unique voice characteristics. AI + machine learning 10,000 transactions each of speaker verification, speaker identification, and voice storage Always


Speech to Text
Transcribe spoken audio to text. AI + machine learning 5 audio hours each of Standard, Customised, and Conversation Transcription Multichannel Audio, 1 Customised endpoint hosting model Always


Speech Translation
Integrate real-time speech translation into your app. AI + machine learning 5 audio hours Standard Always


SQL Database
Create a SQL database that delivers intelligence built in. Databases 250 GB S0 instance with 10 database transaction units 12 months


SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition
Build, test and demonstrate applications in a non-production environment. Developer tools Free Always


Static Web Apps
Streamline full-stack development from source code to global high availability. Compute 100 GB bandwidth per subscription, 2 customised domains and .5 GB storage per app Always


Text to Speech
Build apps that convert text to lifelike speech. AI + machine learning 5 million characters Standard, 500,000 characters Neural, and hosting model Always


Add real-time, multi-language text translation to your apps, websites and tools. AI + machine learning 2 million characters S0 tier 12 months


Virtual Machines – Linux
Create Linux virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds. Compute 750 hours B1s burstable virtual machines 12 months


Virtual Machines – Windows
Create Windows virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds. Compute 750 hours B1s burstable virtual machines 12 months


Virtual Network
Provision private networks and connect to on-premises data centres. Networking 50 virtual networks Always


Visual Studio Code
Boost productivity with a powerful, lightweight code editor for cloud development. Developer tools Free Always


VPN Gateway
Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity. Networking 750 hours VpnGw1 Gateway Type 12 months


Web PubSub
Build real-time, two-way communication into your web and mobile apps. Web 20,000 messages per unit per day and 20 concurrent connections per unit (1 unit max) Always

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