The Microsoft Azure technology platform is an open and flexible cloud platform for Education that enables you to build, deploy, and manage applications quickly across a massive global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. You can build applications using any language, tool, or framework. You can also integrate public cloud applications with an existing IT environment.

Azure provides economy and agility of scale, and a pay-as-you-go system. With Azure your customer data is secure and compliant with privacy.

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Sales Readiness and Enablement

An extensive guide on cloud platform for Research Institutions, computing resources, partner opportunities, suggested approach to selling and more.
Leverage this email template in your communications on Microsoft Azure offer through GEANT Framework.
Add your company logo and make this your guide for cloud platform for Research Institutions in your customer meetings.
Find a high level, compelling overview on the value of Azure in Education; this is a great deck you can leave behind for your customers.
Learn about the details of the Azure workloads and features, the education success stories and the savings it can bring your customers.

Cloud Platform Competency and Education

Cloud Productivity Competency (CPC) requirements now include ALL Education SKUs (except for Trials).This means that if you are an Education partner who meets Cloud Productivity Competency requirements, you qualify without having to deploy commercial SKUs to earn the competency. You will receive all the benefits of Gold or Silver competency, except that no charge SKUs will attract zero incentives.

Learn more about the benefits you can receive by attaining the CPC competency (Silver and/or Gold) here.

Education Developer and ISV Resources


Find the fundamental information on Azure, with links to webinars, talks, blogs.
Learn about storage, backup and site recovery details.
Deliver more features faster, by keeping up to date with development and testing tools.
Learn about Azure locations and see its broad global reach and presence.
Apply now to certify your applications and grow your cloud business.
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Create your free Azure account today! Use your $200 credit and... keep going with Azure for free.
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