Unable to signup for the M365 Developer Program for the MS-900 course

markey164 21 Reputation points

I'm trying to sign up for The M365 Developer Program as instructed in the MS-900 online course, see - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/developer-program/microsoft-365-developer-program

However, on completing registration, the website says "You don't current qualify for a Microsoft 365 Developer Program sandbox subscription". I used my Microsoft Learn account (which is a personal gmail address). I then tried my personal hotmail account and my work account, which is linked to Azure AD, but got the same error on all 3 accounts. I've never registered for the M365 Developer Program previously. Why am i unable to register?

The next step of the MS-900 course assumes I have registered, and moves onto the Lab exercises, but I cannot proceed. How can i fix this?

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  1. kguntaka 320 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi markey164,

    Thank you for reaching out to us on the Microsoft Q&A forum.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused. I see that you have already tried your Microsoft Learn (personal) account, Entra-enabled work account, and another personal Microsoft account. Please refer to the information below for the qualification check for the M365 Developer Program.

    You can only have one Microsoft 365 Developer Program account associated with your phone number. Before requesting a developer subscription, ensure that you have joined the Microsoft 365 Developer Program directly or through Visual Studio Professional or Enterprise (if you’re a subscriber). To avail free M365 Developer Program you need Microsoft 365 E5 developer subscription. Your Microsoft 365 E5 developer subscription is strictly for development purposes only. Any use beyond development may result in revocation. Kindly note that commercial transactions (such as purchasing paid services) are not currently supported within the developer sandbox subscription.

    Click here to know M365 Microsoft 365 International Availability.

    Kindly refer for detailed Signup process of Microsoft 365 developer sandbox setup subscription.

    To create free developer instant sandbox / Join Microsoft 365 developer program:


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    Thank you.