How to Set a Free Trial of a Windows Azure Account
For our courses that use Windows Azure, students must have an Azure Account setup for class. If you don't have one, Microsoft Learning can provide you one, but you must pre-register.
Go to http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial to pre-register for a Windows Azure trial account. Note that Windows Azure student account provisioning can take up to 48 hours, so please be sure to pre-register at least two full days before class. You will need to get a Microsoft account if you don't have one already.
The Azure trial lasts 30 days. If you take another class after your trial runs out, you will need to create a new Microsoft account to get a new free trial.
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