What is Azure Dev Tools for Teaching?

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching puts professional developer tools, software, and services from Microsoft in the hands of faculty and students with plans that come as a part of various Academic Volume Licensing Agreements. Students receive developer tools at no cost--everything needed to create apps, games, and websites--so they can chase their dreams, create the next big breakthrough in technology, or get a head start on their career.

As an administrator of the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription, you'll be able to:

  • Manage and access software through a centralized online location that eliminates the need to maintain a WebStore or an internal site.

  • Give academic users access to software, free training/learning materials, and the Azure cloud platform through the same online portal.

Program details

We designed Azure Dev Tools for Teaching to help professors teach and students learn more effectively.

Your Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription provides you with access to certain software developer tools. These tools are available to download for free. If you're a faculty member is enrolled in an approved course, you're eligible to install Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software onto your personal computer for non-commercial use.

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is available in the more than 140 countries/regions where Azure is commercially available. The Education Hub Store is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

Student benefits

All software is accessible through an Education Hub (built into the Azure portal) that houses all products and services available to academic users. Students access software by simply logging in to the Azure portal with the same credentials they use to access their Imagine subscription.

Students don't need to sign up for an Azure subscription to access their software benefits. However, Microsoft does offer USD$100 in Azure credit plus access to free Azure services for students: students can sign up for the Azure for Students offer without needing a credit card.

Why can’t I purchase Azure Dev Tools for Teaching?

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is now only available to redeem if you have a Volume Licensing (VL) agreement with Microsoft. If you have a VL agreement with Microsoft and are still having issues redeeming, please contact support. For more information on Volume Licensing for Education, please visit https://aka.ms/ees

Getting help

If you need help with sign in, setup or using Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, go to Subscriptions Support and locate your region.

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