What is Azure Dev Tools for Teaching?

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching puts professional developer tools, software, and services from Microsoft in the hands of faculty and students. Plans in the program are part of various academic Volume Licensing agreements.

Students receive developer tools at no cost--everything they need to create apps, games, and websites. With this access, students can chase their dreams, create the next breakthrough in technology, or get a head start on their career.

As an administrator of the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription, you can:

  • 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 help students learn more effectively.

Your Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription gives you access to certain software developer tools. These tools are available to download for free. If you're a faculty member presenting an approved course, you're eligible to install Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software on your computer for noncommercial use.

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

The Azure Education Hub houses all products and services that are available to academic users. The Education Hub is built into the Azure portal. Students access software by signing in to the Azure portal with the same credentials that they use to access their Imagine subscription.

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is available in 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.

Eligibility to purchase Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is available to redeem only if you have a Volume Licensing agreement with Microsoft. Learn more about Volume Licensing for educational institutions.

Getting help

If you need help with signing in to, setting up, or using Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, go to Plans Support and locate your region.

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