1. 所有學生：“Azure for Students” 方案開放給所有學生，不用信用卡即能開始使用，直接至 Microsoft Azure for DreamSpark 認證您的學生身份，即可免費使用多種 Azure 公有雲服務，目前包含以下 4 種，將會不定期持續新增：
- Azure App Service Web Apps is a part of a fully managed cloud offering that enables you to build and deploy web apps in seconds. Use ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js or Python. Run popular web apps and CMS solutions. Set up continuous integration and deployment workflows with VSO, GitHub, TeamCity, Hudson or BitBucket – enabling you to automatically build, test and deploy your web app on each successful code check-in or integration tests.
- MySQL Database from ClearDB adds the power of MySQL to your Web Apps. With clearDB MySQL you can deploy more kinds of web apps and CMS solutions such as WordPress, Joomla, Acquia Drupal, phpBB, and more.
- Application Insights provides a 360° view across availability, performance and usage of your ASP.NET services and mobile applications for Windows Phone, iOS and Android platforms. Search and analyze your data to continuously improve your application, prioritize future investments and improve overall customer experience.
- Visual Studio Online is the fastest and easiest way yet to plan, build, and ship software across a variety of platforms. Get up and running in minutes on our cloud infrastructure without having to install or configure a single server.
2. 學校開課：Microsoft Educator Grant Program provides access to Azure for use in the classroom by university students and their professor.
- Faculty will receive a 12 month, $250/month account
- Students will receive a 6 month, $100/month account
3. 研究專案：Microsoft Azure for Research 目前有 Ebola Research，Azure Machine Learning, Climate Data Initiative 等不同的專案可申請：http://research.microsoft.com/en-US/projects/azure/awards.aspx