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Microsoft Offers Free Developer Tools for Student and Educators

by TechMainstream Staff


September 18, 2019


Microsoft Offers Free Developer Tools for Student and Educators


For starters, which helps student realize the best real-world developer tools and training, including GitHub Pro for free. Microsoft is one of GitHub's Education partners.

Another useful resource for educators is , whose mission is "empowering every student on the planet to achieve more." The website offers a blog, school stories and Microsoft Educator Center to help educators, parents and technology professionals encourage students to become more tech savy.

is another free tool with an annual renewal subscription to top cloud services, plus access to dozens of other Azure and artificial intelligence (AI) tools and training and access to Visual Studio Code.

Microsoft also offers educators and students the full-featured and , which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams

Educators can increase student interest in STEM by offing "customized training opportunities to unique Minecraft editions to access to special guest speakers."

The engages student in universities and colleges to formulate ideas that sometimes turn into full-fledged products. Students learn the art of teamwork and "learn how to work together, be resourceful, meet deadlines and a select few receive funding to help take their ideas to the next level."

is a program that encourages students to obtain experiences, exclusive resources and develop real-world technical and career skills.

The overall Microsoft "goal is for all students to have access to the technology and support they need to make their dreams come true."

 

 

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Source: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Introduction/

Augmented Reality is an enhanced version of reality where live direct or indirect views of physical real-world environments are augmented with superimposed computer-generated images over a user’s view of the real-world, thus enhancing one’s current perception of reality.

Source: https://www.realitytechnologies.com/ augmented-reality/

Chatbot is a piece of software that interacts with users in a conversational way.

Source: https://snatchbot.me/insight/250/ intelligent-chatbots


Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to one of its original goals: Artificial Intelligence.

Source: http://deeplearning.net/


DevOps is a set of software development practices that combines software development (Dev) and information technology operations (Ops) to shorten the systems development life cycle while delivering features, fixes, and updates frequently in close alignment with business objectives. Different disciplines collaborate, making quality everyone's job.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevOps


Docker is a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. Containers allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it all out as one package.

Source: https://opensource.com/resources/what-docker


Edge computing is a distributed computing paradigm which brings computation and data storage closer to the location where it is needed, to improve response times and save bandwidth.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge_computing


FogHorn is an intelligent Internet of Things ( IoT) edge solution that delivers data processing and real-time inference where data is created.

Source: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/architecture/foghorn-edge-to-edge-communication-and-deep-learning/


Hybrid Cloud is a computing environment that combines a public cloud and a private cloud by allowing data and applications to be shared between them.

Source: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-hybrid-cloud-computing/


Kubernetes (k8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

Source: https://kubernetes.io/blog/



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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWW2


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