Microsoft Announced Their Azure for Dreamspark Project
“I am passionate about student developers – and student developer work doesn’t cease to amaze me. I am convinced that Microsoft Azure for Student Developers will catalyze some amazing work from students across the globe. I cannot wait to see what comes next” states Steve Guggenheimer, the Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform & Evangelism and Chief Evangelist for Microsoft as he speaks about this new project from Microsoft related to student developers.
Azure for Dreamspark is Microsoft’s current headlining project that everyone seems to be talking about. As we all know, Microsoft Azure is an “open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform” which helps you “Move faster, do more, and save money with IaaS + PaaS.” The services are now being offered for free to student developers who are currently learning developing of all different sorts and will later choose to become professionals in their own respective fields.
This new package for students will allow students to access features of the service that the normally won’t be able to due to finance. Microsoft believes that this will not only boost the creativity and proficiency of student developers but it will also help them improve their expertise in various areas of website development.
One of these most prominent features is the Azure App Service Web Apps which significantly helps student developers in building, deploying and/or scaling web apps efficiently to the cloud. Not only that but it also helps them work in several coding languages used all across the globe. These coding languages include ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js and Python. Another feature that is very helpful for student developers is the Application Insights which allows the students to acquire an all-inclusive and widespread analysis across ASP.NET services and moreover into mobile applications for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Furthermore, it will also engage utilizing of Visual Studio Online, giving students the opening to expand themselves and gain a little more comprehensive knowledge and understating of this influential and prominent podium for development.
Signing up to the program has absolutely zero costs for student developers and extends a multitude of significant and momentous opportunities to the students. This seems like a major breakthrough and a prime covenant for student developers who are willing to discover and learn a little further about the opportunities obtainable through Azure. However, the only drawback at the moment seems to be just this: this program is only available for Dreamspark students. So in order to be eligible for this program the student developers need to take part in Dreamspark as a mandatory requirement criterion. But still, it is a great opportunity for those student developers who have taken part in Dreamscape can now take advantage of all the amazing features offered by Microsoft Azure with this exclusive project.