Microsoft presenting Azure cloud computing workshop at Purdue April 26

April 26, 2016  8:30am – 5:00pm
LWSN 1142

Purdue will host a workshop on Microsoft Azure April 26 designed to be an introduction to a variety of possible uses for Microsoft’s cloud computing and services platform, including big data analysis.

The session, open to faculty, staff and students, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. Lunch will be provided.

Seating is limited for the event, which is presented by Microsoft and hosted through ITaP Research Computing. For more information, email

Those attending need to bring a laptop running Linux, Mac OS X or Windows with a Web browser installed. No previous experience with cloud computing or Azure is required. Instruction will be hands-on with participants spending most of the day working on guided lab-style exercises.

In the morning, attendees will get an introduction to Azure and to storage features, cross platform tools and machine learning capabilities in the platform.

The afternoon sessions will cover the “Internet of Things” using stream analytics; big data analysis with Hadoop and Spark and Power BI for data visualization; and high-performance computing on Azure.

Each participant will receive a $500 Azure credit to spend on experimenting with the platform after the workshop.

Originally posted: April 12, 2016  11:25am