Cloud Services at Illinois

Technology Services is dedicated to connecting you to the cloud resources you need for your teaching, research, and learning. The sections below provide information for the three major cloud platforms that Technology Services supports: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Cloud storage information can be found on the cloud storage essentials guide.

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Cloud and Generative AI Seminar Series

You are invited to a special seminar series with Google, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services. The scope of topics covered will include AI developer and researcher topics, text generating AI chatbots, IT use cases, data analytics, and business applications.

The seminars are for Illinois researchers, faculty, staff, and graduate students. You’ll hear from representatives and technical experts from these companies as they showcase their cloud and generative AI services available on campus.

Seminars will be held in-person at the NCSA Auditorium from 1 pm to 5 pm on September 6, 12, and 20. Virtual options will also be available. A networking lunch will be provided before each seminar from noon to 1 pm in the NCSA Atrium. The event is free, but registration is required. Please click the button below to register. 


  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 PM–1:45 PM  GenAI: What You Can Do Right Now With Google’s Technology Securely and Safely
    • Data Sovereignty and Security of IP
    • Responsible Generative AI
  • 1:45 PM–2:30 PM  Google Vertex GenAI Platform
    • For Researchers and AI Practitioners
    • For Programmers and Coders
    • For Business Users with No-Code Generation
  • 2:30 PM–2:45 PM  Break
  • 2:30 PM–3:00 PM  What’s available from Tech Services now – How do you get access right away?
  • 3:00 PM–5:00 PM  Generative AI Demos, Use Cases, Q&A 


  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM – Microsoft AI  – The Big Picture  
    • Microsoft Open AI – Collaboration and Partnership
    • Azure Open AI
  • 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM – Microsoft AI platform
    • How Microsoft drives Responsible AI
    • Data Privacy and Security – High level
    • How do I get started with Azure OpenAI
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM  Demo
    • Demo – Azure OpenAI Studio
    • Demo – Chat with your Data
  • 2:45PM – 3:00PM – Break
  • 3:00PM – 4:00PM  Education / Research use cases
  • 4:00PM – 5:00PM –  Chat with Microsoft team , Q&A, and Next steps

The AWS Seminar scheduled for Sept. 20 is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

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