Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching puts professional developer tools, software, and services in the hands of faculty and students with a low-cost subscription options from Microsoft. Challenge and excite your students by teaching with the latest technologies and cloud services.
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is simple: it's all about giving students professional-level developer and designer tools from Microsoft at no cost so that students can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get a head start on their career.
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching helps educators teach the latest technologies and experiment in research. Microsoft knows that to make learning more motivating, relevant, and engaging for today’s students requires a diverse set of resources. Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching gives educators the resources to ensure their classrooms always have the latest technologies to challenge, motivate, and keep students engaged in new ways. All at no cost to them, through an institution subscription.
The program has two primary goals:
Give access to Microsoft software and platforms: Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscriptions give educators and students access to virtually every Microsoft product and technology, helping ensure they have the right technology choices for all current and future educational opportunities.
Deliver outstanding value: These subscriptions give outstanding value through inexpensive cost of membership, and convenient management of licenses on a per-user basis, removing the complexity of licenses across multiple environments.
Software acquired through your Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription may be installed on any number of departmental lab machines (depending on the licensing and courses the school or department offer). The software must be used for instructional and research purposes; it may not be used to run the infrastructure of the department. In addition, the department’s faculty and students may check out or download the software to install on their personal computers.
To find out which products are included in the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching and Premium subscriptions, Review Product Categories.
As a member, institutions, labs, faculty and students may install the software on their personal computers. However, Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is much more than simply a software subscription. Membership includes:
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software subscription that includes Microsoft platform, server and developer tools software as well as betas, new releases and tech support.
Special license rights allowing a department to install Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software on any number of departmental lab machines for instructional and research purposes.
The ability, for students taking at least one credit course offered by the member department, to install the software on their personal machines for use in coursework and personal development projects.
Instant online access to all Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching content.
You can find your subscriber ID number on the MSDN Subscription Portal once you have logged in, under “My Subscription” in "My Account“ page. Your subscriber ID number is also included in the Welcome email you received upon approval of your application when you first enrolled in the program or in the renewal email sent to the subscription administrator. If you need help, contact us.
Microsoft Imagine Standard has been retired and replaced with "Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching". All current Microsoft Imagine Standard subscribers have been transitioned to Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching and will receive all the additional benefits that come with it.
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Premium isn’t gone – it’s simply been renamed "Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching". All benefits that were previously available to you are still available.
Universities, community colleges, high schools, vocational schools, and trade schools are all eligible to participate in the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching program. Simply put, any accredited school around the world is eligible.
Please note: the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription is only available to STEM departments and students in that department.
No, these customers need to enroll in Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching using appropriate promo codes provided to them in their Academic VL subscription welcome letter. Microsoft does not enroll them automatically. They will also need to renew once their subscription expires. Renewals are not done automatically. If you cannot locate your promo code, please contact us.
As a Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscriber, your institution gets access our Education Hub Store. The Education Hub Store is located within the Azure Portal, allowing student quick and easy access to their cloud services. Students who are included in your Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription will simply log into the Azure Portal with their University credentials (or Imagine login), open the Education Hub Store and access the software downloads available to them.
The Education Hub Store is available to end-users in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
There is nothing to do! Your Education Hub Store will already be set up for you once you complete your purchase of Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.
Need to update your mailing address or the name of the contact person for a department? Email the customer service department for your region. A full list of our Regional Service Centers is available on our support page.
You will receive an email 60-days prior to membership expiration reminding you to renew your subscription. If you have not received this email and are concerned that your subscription is about to expire, please contact us.
In the membership expiration reminder email, there will be a link to renew. Follow that link to continue the renewal process. If you do not have this email, click contact us. Alternatively, you can go to the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching- Renew page and follow the renewal process.
Yes, customers receive multiple notifications starting at 60-days before their expiration date.
You can renew 90 days before subscription expiration up to 30 days after subscription expiration (grace period). All your student accounts, product catalog and settings will be preserved.
If you pass the 30-day grace period, you will not be able to renew your Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription and your students/staff/faculty will lose access to the software on your Education Hub Store. This means you will have to re-enroll in the program to receive a new subscriber ID number and wait for it to be activated before your students will regain access to their Education Hub Store.
No, Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is only offered to STEM departments or technical schools.
Students may enjoy unlimited usage of software for the purpose of furthering their learning and research efforts. The software is not to be used to run a business or for ventures that drive commercial profit.
In most cases, no. However, Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching has partnered with the Microsoft App Store teams to enable students to create games and applications for the Windows Store. This is the one exception where a student can use the software available on Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching for a money-making enterprise.
No. The focus of Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is to provide departments, faculty and students with the tools necessary to specifically expand their study of software development and testing. Thus, we provide technologies such as Windows Server, Visual Studio .NET, SQL Server and Platform SDK.
Yes. Any professional support staff whose primary responsibility is to maintain departmental labs are eligible to install Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software onto their personal computers for evaluation purposes only. The license amendment defines “Staff” as “any personnel duly engaged by the qualified educational user to teach or instruct students and/or to conduct non-commercial research."
Yes. If the faculty member is officially enrolled in the course, he/she is eligible to install Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software onto their personal computer for non-commercial use.