Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Agreement
Revised: January 2024
This Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Subscription Agreement ("Agreement") is an agreement between
you and Microsoft Corporation, or based on where your institution is formed,
one of its affiliates ("Microsoft," "we,"
"us,” or "our"). Please read this Agreement
carefully. It governs your access to and use of a Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for
Teaching Subscription ("Subscription"), including any
competitions, developer tools, online learning, software,
media, content, materials, services, updates, supplements, internet-based
services, promotions, and support services that you may receive through the
Subscription ("Subscription Benefits"), unless other terms
accompany those Subscription Benefits, in which case those terms apply. By
registering for a Subscription, clicking an “I Accept” button, “Register”
button, checkbox or other functionally equivalent
control, or by using or accessing Subscription Benefits, you confirm that you
agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree, do
not register for, activate a Subscription or access
any Subscription Benefits. Please read, print and save
a copy of these terms and conditions for your records because a copy won’t be
saved for you.
In this Agreement, "you" means either
an educational institution or a science, technology, engineering, mathematics
department or lab located at and owned by an educational institution. "
" means an entity organized and operated exclusively for
the purpose of teaching its enrolled students, and which is accredited by the
appropriate recognized education accreditation agency within the geographic
territory it is located in. "Student" means an individual
person (not a corporate entity) who is actively enrolled part or full-time in
and attending courses at an Educational Institution that lead to academic
credit, certification or a degree. "
" of the Subscription include your (a) Students, (b) staff
providing IT or administrative support directly associated with managing your
Subscription ("Staff"), and (c) faculty employed to teach
courses to your Students, assist with courses, labs or
programs for your Students, or conduct non-commercial research on your behalf
Microsoft reserves the right to determine in its sole
discretion whether an Educational Institution meets (or continues to meet) the
eligibility criteria to receive a Subscription.
The Subscription provides you and your Authorized Users
with access to the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching community and certain
associated Subscription Benefits while you have an active Subscription,
depending on the specific terms of your Subscription, unless terminated
earlier. When your Subscription concludes, you and your Authorized Users will
no longer have access to Subscription Benefits or new activations or product
keys, however, Authorized Users may continue to use the software obtained prior
to becoming ineligible, subject to the terms of this Agreement.
Updates or changes to the Subscription
Microsoft reserves the right to change any aspect of
the Subscription or these terms, including any Subscription Benefits, at any
time. Such updates may be posted to the
Azure Education Hub
in an email notification, presented upon log-in, or through other
reasonable means. You should visit the Education Hub at least once every thirty
(30) days to check for potential notice of changes and instruct Authorized
Users to do the same. Using your Subscription after the changes become
effective means you agree to the new terms. If you don’t agree to the new
terms, you must stop using the Subscription and close your Subscription.
Otherwise, the new terms will apply to you.
Using the Subscription Benefits
Your Subscription will provide you and your Authorized
Users with access to certain Subscription Benefits expressly intended to
support your education, teaching, non-commercial research, or efforts to
design, develop, test, and demonstrate software applications for the above
purposes. Subscription Benefits are personal to you and you may not transfer,
sell, share, sublicense, assign, or lend them. Your access to and use of the
Subscription Benefits, including their provision to Authorized Users, are subject
to the terms of this Agreement and any separate terms that are specific to the
particular benefit. You must have a current, active Subscription in order to
access most of the Subscription Benefits.
cloud services; developer
Your installation and use of, and your Authorized
Users’ use of, any software; cloud services or developer tools provided as
Subscription Benefits is subject to separate license terms provided with the
software, services or tools, such as click-through
license terms, except for any changes to those terms that are provided in this
Agreement. You or Authorized Users may only use these Subscription Benefits in
a virtual environment if allowed by the specific product end user license. Of
course, the software, cloud services of developer tools may never be used to
develop any form of malicious software or spamware.
Certain software may require activation. If so, you
must activate the software within the geographic region associated with your
The software may require a key to install or access it.
Not all software is provided with the same number of keys. You are responsible
for the use of any keys assigned to you or provided to Authorized Users. You
may not resell, share, assign, or otherwise transfer
keys. Key activity is monitored. Microsoft reserves the right to suspend or
terminate a Subscription or Subscription Benefits, without any notice or
obligation to you, if Microsoft detects suspicious activity related to keys or
activations. Microsoft reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion
whether an activity constitutes suspicious activity. Microsoft may deactivate
or otherwise limit your keys when your Subscription ends. Deactivated keys will
not be able to activate software. You may only disclose keys to your Authorized
Users if needed to directly support the Subscription. Individual product keys
distributed to Authorized Users are solely for activating software on Student
and Faculty personal machines and may not be shared, transferred, assigned. You
will use best efforts to make those persons aware of
the restrictions on use of the keys. The following terms apply to lab keys
provided under the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Subscription: (a) lab
keys are to be used solely for activating the software that is a current licensee under a Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Subscription; and (b) lab keys may only be activated on the physical campus for
which the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Subscription was procured.
Windows operating systems
If your Subscription includes certain Windows operating
system products, you may install these products only on computers with a valid licensee under a Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for
Teaching Subscription even if these computers do not already have a Windows
operating system installed on it, ONLY if (i) the
computers are owned by or leased to you, (ii) the computers will at all times
remain with the licensee under
this Agreement, (iii) the products are used to support learning, teaching
and research relating to Microsoft technologies, and (iv) are not used for
general purpose activities as web browsing or email access. If the use of the Windows operating system products included with
the Subscription will be used in any other way, a valid Certificate of
Authenticity (COA) for a Windows operating system must first be affixed to the
computer(s) on which the products are installed.
Third party software
The software may include third party code. Any third party scripts or code, linked to or referenced from
the software, are licensed to you by the third parties that own such code, not
by Microsoft. Notices, if any, for the third party code are included for your information only. The
software included in the Subscription is licensed, not sold, and Microsoft
reserves all rights to the software not expressly granted by Microsoft, whether
by implication, estoppel, or otherwise.
competitions; contests; other promotions
Most events, competitions, contests, or other
promotions will generally have separate terms and conditions associated with
their participation, which you or your Authorized Users must agree to in order
If you or an Authorized User elects to publish a
software application ("app") developed using the Subscription
Benefits, you or the Authorized User will need to enter a promotional code at (
), create a developer account and
agree to all applicable terms and conditions associated with the particular app
store in order to access this benefit.
Subscription may allow you and your Authorized Users to
access or acquire products, services, websites, links, content, material, games or applications from third parties (companies or
people who are not Microsoft). Such third parties may present you or your
services or other offerings; you or your Authorized Users should review any
additional terms and privacy policies before acquiring or using the third party offerings. Any additional
terms do not modify any of these terms. You and your Authorized
Users are responsible for your respective dealings with third parties.
Microsoft does not license any intellectual property to you or your Authorized
Users as part of any third party offering and is not responsible for
information provided by third parties to you or your Authorized Users, or by
you or your Authorized Users to any third parties.
Other Subscription Benefits that do not include
software or which may be presented from time to time may be subject to separate
Certain Subscription Benefits or Microsoft websites
that you or your Authorized Users may use in connection with the Subscription
may allow you or them to store or share content that you or they generate
(“User Content”) or receive material from others. We don’t claim ownership of
such User Content. User Content remains the property of you or the respective
Authorized User who uploaded it and the uploader is responsible for it. The
uploader of the User Content is also responsible for
respecting others’ rights, including copyright. Learn more about copyright at (
When you or your Authorized Users share User Content through the
Subscription or on Microsoft websites, you (they) represent and warrant that
you (they) have (and will have) all the rights and permissions necessary for
the User Content that is uploaded, stored or shared and that such uploading,
storage or sharing complies with the
Prohibited Use of Subscription
As a condition of your use of the Subscription, you
agree that you will not allow Authorized Users to use the Subscription Benefits
for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and
notices. Authorized Users may not use the Subscription Benefits in any manner
that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Microsoft server, or the
network(s) connected to any Microsoft server, or interfere with any other
party's use and enjoyment of any Subscription Benefits. Authorized Users may
not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Subscription Benefits, other
accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any Microsoft server or to
any of the Subscription Benefits, through hacking, password mining, or any
other means. Authorized Users may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials
or information through any means not intentionally made available through the
The Subscription Benefits and associated website(s) may
contain e-mail services, bulletin board services, chat areas, forums,
communities, personal web pages, calendars, photo albums, file cabinets, and/or
other message or communication facilities designed to enable Authorized Users
to communicate with others ("Communication Services"). You
agree to instruct Authorized Users that they may use the Communication Services
only to post, send, and receive messages and material that are proper and, when
applicable, related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example,
and not as a limitation, when using the Communication Services, Authorized
Users may not:
Use the Communication Services in connection with surveys, contests,
pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming, or any duplicative or
unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or
otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of
Publish, post, upload, distribute, or disseminate any inappropriate,
profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent, or unlawful topic, name, material, or
Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images,
photographs, software, or other material protected by intellectual property
laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright
or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless the Authorized
User owns or controls the rights thereto or have
received all necessary consent to do the same.
Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which
are made available through the Communication Services in any manner that
infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.
Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs,
ransomware, cancelbots, corrupted files, malware in general, or any other
similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's
computer or property of another.
Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Services specifically
allows such messages.
Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that
the Authorized User knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally
reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner.
Falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author
attributions, legal or other proper notices, or proprietary designations or
labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a
file that is uploaded.
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the
Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable
for any particular Communication Service.
Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail
Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
Use, download, or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee)
to a person or entity any directory of users of the Subscription Benefits or
other user or usage information or any portion thereof.
Microsoft has no obligation to monitor the
Communication Services. However, Microsoft reserves the right to review
materials posted to the Communication Services and to remove any materials in
its sole discretion.
Microsoft reserves the right at all times to disclose
any information as Microsoft deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law,
regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post,
or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Microsoft's
Authorized Users should be instructed to always use
caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about
themselves, their friends and family, and sensitive information in any
Microsoft does not control or endorse the content,
messages or information found in any Communication Services, and Microsoft
specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services.
Managers and hosts are not authorized Microsoft spokespersons, and their views
do not necessarily reflect those of Microsoft.
Materials uploaded to the Communication Services may be
subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction, or dissemination. You and
your Authorized Users are responsible for adhering to such limitations if
downloading the materials.
Changes in status
You will stop providing access to Subscription Benefits
or any software keys to anyone who ceases being an Authorized User, as defined
above, or upon termination, cancellation or expiration
of your Subscription. However, Authorized Users who have received software
under the Subscription may continue to use the software obtained prior to
becoming ineligible, provided that they do so in accordance with these terms.
You will ensure that each copy of the software provided
to your Authorized Users is a true and complete copy, and includes all license
terms, copyright, trademark, and other notices.
You will assign an administrator to act as the primary
contact person for Microsoft regarding:
administering and managing the Subscription and software;
enforcing the guidelines set by this Agreement; and
keeping records of the number of downloads of the Subscription software
from your servers, and records of the Authorized Users to whom you provide
media containing Subscription software.
Parental or legal guardian consent
Access to the Subscription Benefits may only be
provided to Students under thirteen (13) years of age if their parent or
guardian has first consented to their having such access. You agree that:
responsibility of verifying age and giving account access to the
Subscription Benefits lies solely with you or with the Subscription
administrator, not with Microsoft; and
consent will be
collected in a verifiable method and stored in a retrievable way before
creating an account for the Student or providing
software access to the Student, either through an Electronic License Management
System (ELMS), web store or through any other means.
Privacy and protection of personal
To provide the Subscription, Microsoft collects certain
information about you. Microsoft may also automatically upload information
about your computer, your use of the Subscription, and Subscription
performance. Microsoft uses and protects that information as described in
. When there is something important to tell you about your Subscription
use, or the use of the Subscription by your Authorized Users, we may send
notifications to the email associated with your Subscription.
Ending the Subscription
You may cancel your Subscription at any time by
submitting a request for cancellation at (
) and clicking on
contact us’ link at the bottom. Your Subscription expires after your
Subscription period ends if you do not renew it or do not pay the annual fee
prior to the expiration period.
Microsoft may terminate this Agreement if, in
Microsoft’s sole determination, you fail to comply or any of your Authorized
Users fail to comply with these terms. In addition, if you no longer qualify
for the Subscription (by meeting the definition of "you" above), then
your Subscription will automatically terminate. If Microsoft terminates your
Subscription, we will give you reasonable notice before doing so unless there
are serious grounds for terminating your Subscription.
If your Subscription or eligibility to receive the
Subscription ends for any reason, these terms and your rights to access the
Subscription Benefits will terminate, meaning that you may no longer claim any
keys, or distribute the software or any other Subscription Benefits to your
Faculty, Staff or Students; however, you and your Faculty, Staff and Students
may continue to use copies of the Subscription software received prior to
termination of your Subscription, in accordance with these terms, and you must
destroy all other copies of the software in your possession. However, if
Microsoft terminates your Subscription in connection with a violation of any
material provisions of this Agreement, all use rights associated with any
Subscription software will immediately terminate.
If support services are provided as a part of the
Subscription, such services may be subject to separate terms. Any support
services offered as a part of the Subscription must be used prior to the
termination or expiration of your Subscription, solely to support your use of
the Subscription. Generally, software and other services provided under the
Subscription are provided “as is” and we do not provide support services for
Entire Agreement; assignment and
This Agreement, including all terms incorporated by
reference or hyperlink, and the terms for any
Subscription Benefits you or your Authorized Users use, are the entire
agreement for the Subscription. Microsoft may assign this Agreement, in whole
or in part, at any time without notice to you. You may not assign this
Agreement or transfer any rights to use the subscription or any subscription
Washington state law governs the interpretation of this
Agreement and applies to claims for breach of it, regardless of conflict of
laws principles. The laws of the state or country where you live govern all
other claims, including claims under state or country consumer protection laws,
unfair competition laws, and in tort. You might have certain rights which the
law that applies to you says cannot be excluded. Nothing we say in this
Agreement will affect those legal rights.
Effect of local laws
This Agreement describes certain legal rights. You may
have other rights under the law applicable to you relating to the Subscription
and Subscription Benefits.. This Agreement does not
change your rights under the laws of your country if the laws of your country
do not permit it to do so even if we say something which sounds like it
contradicts your legal rights. That's what we mean when we say
"subject to applicable law".
Subject to applicable law, you can
recover from Microsoft and its suppliers only direct damages up to 5.00 USD.
You cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits,
special, indirect or incidental damages.
limitation applies to anything related to this Agreement, for example, (a)
anything related to the Subscription, software, services, content (including
code) on third party Internet sites, or third party
programs, and (b) claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee
or condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the extent
permitted by applicable law. It also applies even if Microsoft knew or should
have known about the possibility of the damages. The
above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you
because your country may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental,
consequential or other damages. Nothing excludes or limits our liability for
death or bodily injury resulting from our negligence or for fraudulent
For questions about Microsoft Imagine program, or if
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THIS WARRANTY SUPERCEDES ANY WARRANTY YOU MAY ENCOUNTER
IN USING THE SOFTWARE
If you follow the instructions, the software will
perform substantially as described in the Microsoft materials that you receive
in or with the software.
TERM OF WARRANTY; WARRANTY RECIPIENT;
LENGTH OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
THE LIMITED WARRANTY COVERS THE
SOFTWARE FOR ONE YEAR AFTER ACQUIRED BY THE FIRST USER. IF YOU RECEIVE
SUPPLEMENTS, UPDATES, OR REPLACEMENT SOFTWARE DURING THAT YEAR, THEY WILL BE
COVERED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WARRANTY OR 30 DAYS, WHICHEVER IS LONGER.
If the first
user transfers the software, the remainder of the warranty will apply to the
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS LAST ONLY DURING THE TERM OF THE
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so these limitations may not apply to you. They also might not
apply to you because some countries may not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty, guarantee or condition lasts.
EXCLUSIONS FROM WARRANTY
This warranty does not cover problems caused by your
acts (or failures to act), the acts of others, or events beyond Microsoft’s
REMEDY FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY
MICROSOFT WILL REPAIR OR REPLACE THE SOFTWARE AT NO
CHARGE. IF MICROSOFT CANNOT REPAIR OR REPLACE IT, MICROSOFT WILL REFUND THE
AMOUNT SHOWN ON YOUR RECEIPT FOR THE SOFTWARE. IT WILL ALSO REPAIR OR REPLACE
SUPPLEMENTS, UPDATES AND REPLACEMENT SOFTWARE AT NO CHARGE. IF MICROSOFT CANNOT
REPAIR OR REPLACE THEM, IT WILL REFUND THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THEM, IF ANY.
YOU MUST UNINSTALL THE SOFTWARE AND RETURN ANY MEDIA AND OTHER ASSOCIATED
MATERIALS TO MICROSOFT WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE TO OBTAIN A REFUND. THESE ARE
YOUR ONLY REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY.
CONSUMER RIGHTS NOT AFFECTED
YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL CONSUMER RIGHTS UNDER YOUR
LOCAL LAWS, WHICH THIS AGREEMENT CANNOT CHANGE.
You need proof of purchase for warranty service.
United States and Canada
. For warranty
service or information about how to obtain a refund for software acquired in
the United States and Canada, contact Microsoft at
Service and Support, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399; or
Europe, Middle East and Africa
. If you acquired
the software in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, Microsoft Ireland Operations
Limited makes this limited warranty. To make a claim under this warranty, you
should contact either
Operations Limited, Customer Care Centre, Atrium Building Block B, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18,
the Microsoft affiliate serving your country (see
Outside United States, Canada, Europe,
. and If you acquired the software outside the
United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, contact the
Microsoft affiliate serving your country (see
NO OTHER WARRANTIES
THE LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE ONLY
DIRECT WARRANTY FROM MICROSOFT. MICROSOFT GIVES NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES,
GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS. WHERE ALLOWED BY YOUR LOCAL LAWS, MICROSOFT EXCLUDES
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
. If your local laws give you any implied warranties, guarantees or
conditions, despite this exclusion, your remedies are described in the Remedy
for Breach of Warranty clause above, to the extent permitted by your local
LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES
FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY
THE LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES CLAUSE ABOVE
APPLIES TO BREACHES OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU
MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.
FOR AUSTRALIA – IF YOU LIVE IN AUSTRALIA
YOU HAVE STATUTORY GUARANTEES UNDER THE AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW AND NOTHING IN
THESE TERMS IS INTENDED TO AFFECT THOSE RIGHTS.