Create a Student Free Trial Microsoft Azure Account

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As a student you can sign up for a Free Trial account on Microsoft Azure and receive $100 worth of free credit. The instruction below explain how to sign up for this Free Trial

Create your free trial Microsoft Azure account

Some of the challenges on our site require a Microsoft Azure account in order for you to create and use Microsoft's Cognitive Services in your solution. Microsoft Cognitive Services provide functions to analyse images, understand text, convert audio to text and more.

Following this process will apply $100 credit to the Microsoft Azure account that you create when you verify that you have an academic email address.

You will need 2 email addresses to complete the process.

  • Your academic email address to verify you are eligible for this student trial

  • A non-academic email address that will become your Azure account email address.

Please make sure that you follow the instructions below carefully to create your account.

Important notes for creating your Student Free Trial Account

You MUST NOT use your academic email address to create the Microsoft Azure Free Trial account!

You will use your academic email address later in the process to verify that you are a current student, but, you should not use your academic email address as you Microsoft Azure account email.

A walkthrough of creating a Student Free Trial Microsoft Azure account

Start the process by going to the Free Trial Sign Up page at:

aka.ms/Azure4Students

Click on the Activate Now button to start the process of signing up for an account

Select the "No account? Create one!" link to create a brand new Microsoft Azure account

DO NOT USE YOUR ACADEMIC EMAIL ADDRESS AT THIS POINT!

You must create your Microsoft Azure account with a non-academic email address. Use an alternative email address if you have one, or, create a new email address and use it at this point.

Enter the country your are located in and your date of birth. Clicking the Next button at this point will send a verification email to the email address you used in the first part of this process.

Find the Verify Your Email Address email that has been sent to that address and copy the security code from it

Enter the security code from the Verify Your Email Address email

Answer the human verification question to prove that a human is creating this account.

State if you would like to stay signed in to this Microsoft Azure account to reduce the number of times you are asked to sign in.

You will now be asked for your academic email address in order to verify that you are a current student and that you are eligible for this student free trial.

Leave the Verification Method as School Email Address and enter your academic email address in the two entry boxes.

You will be sent another email from Microsoft, this time to the Academic email address that you have just entered. This email will contain a link that will confirm you have received an email on your academic email address. Click on the link in the email.

If you are asked to login again after clicking on the link, login with the non-academic email address you used at the start of this process.

You will need to re-enter further details to activate the free trial. You can use any email address you prefer in this request for an Email Address For Important Notifications.

The next screen needs you to make another verification using a phone number. Enter a phone number and choose to have a text message or a call made to verify your identity.

On receipt of a text message with a verification code, enter the verification code.

And finally click the agreement option if you agree to the terms and conditions for this offer.

You now have a Microsoft Azure account that will have a $100 credit applied to it.

From here you can now create the Computer VIsion API keys that need to play the Microsoft Match Game on the aigaming.com site. See our section on Creating a Computer Vision API key for instruction on how to create this.

Creating a Computer Vision API Key

Now that you have your Microsoft Azure key, you can create the API keys you need to play the game on the aigaming.com site. See our section on Creating a Computer Vision API key for instruction on how to create this.