Registration can be completed online. You can apply for up to 12 months of access to significant cloud computing resources through Azure for Research Awards program. Apply by 15 June 2016 here (and every two months thereafter).
You will be able to access Microsoft Azure on your own laptop during the training, and will have access for evaluation purposes for up to one month after the event. There is no need to have the Microsoft Windows operating system installed on your laptop, as Microsoft Azure is accessed via Internet browser, Linux/Mac/Windows command-line and programming language APIs.
This course is for Faculty, researchers, and PhD students using any language, framework, or platform. This includes Linux, Python, R, MATLAB, Java, Hadoop, STORM, SPARK, and Microsoft technologies such as C#, F#, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Azure SQL Database, and various Microsoft Azure services.