Welcome to the Azure Hour for Education community landing site! Listed below you will find the details of our various community calls, where to find recordings of previous calls, and how you can interact with your peers across the United States and Canada within the community Team and via the Office Hours communities.

Azure Hour For Education Weekly Call

Azure Hour For Education Weekly Call

Join us for our weekly community call at 2-3PM Eastern, 11AM-Noon Pacific each Friday. The purpose of the call is to help you easily maintain current knowledge of Azure updates, learning opportunities, and a focused topic each week that is chosen by the Azure Hour team based on popular topics and customer requests. Add this call to your calendar and join us when you can!

Azure Hour For Education Weekly Call

Join The Azure Hour Customer Team

The Azure Hour team is a Microsoft Teams Team where we maintain a number of different materials and artifacts.  Most importantly, it is an offline gathering of the same individuals who attend our Friday calls and provides a place where you can interact with the Microsoft coordinators and your EDU peers who are also part of the Team. Joining the team requires you to register here. It may take a few days before you are registered as we manually go through each request to ensure only EDU customers are admitted.

Office Hours Communities

An interactive way to ask questions, get new ideas, and learn from your peers. Think of it as the water cooler for the topic you choose. See the communities we currently offer in the tabs to the left.

Why Should You Join These Calls?
  • Have a quick question or blocker? Get it answered!
  • Need guidance for your deployment? We can help.
  • Interact, learn and share with your peers

Audience:  EDU customers interested in, adopting or supporting Application Development and DevSecOps scenarios in Azure including GitHub, DevOps, App Service, Functions, PowerPlatform, etc.

When: Wednesdays 2-3PM Eastern, 11AM-Noon Pacific

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Audience:  EDU customers who are moving or creating research workloads in Azure. Come here to learn about compliance and Azure tools and templates to create secure enclaves.

When: Every Wednesday 3-4PM Eastern, 12PM-1PM Pacific

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Audience:  EDU customers interested in, adopting or supporting Data, Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions

When:  Every Tuesday 2-3PM Eastern, 11AM-Noon Pacific

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Audience:  EDU Customers who want to learn more about Microsoft’s security solutions. This call is a bit different than the others because the technologies are not focused solely on Azure. Come learn about all things Microsoft security and ask your questions!

When: Every Other Wednesday 3-4PM Eastern, 12PM-1PM Pacific

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Audience:  EDU customers looking at, deploying or supporting VDI scenarios in Azure including Windows Virtual Desktop & Lab Services as well as partner solutions such as Citrix on WVD, VMWare on WVD, CloudJumper, Nerdio, etc.

When: Thursdays 2-3PM Eastern, 12PM-1PM Pacific

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Azure Hour For Education Weekly Call

Azure Focus Hours

Azure Focus Hours is a spin-off of Azure Hour that gives us the opportunity to go deeper into a topic via a virtual workshop.  Sometimes the workshop is hands-on, and sometimes it is just follow-along.  In any case, we schedule these occasionally based on customer interest and on topics that are popular.  These are always first announced during the Azure Hour calls.