Welcome to the Microsoft 365 Developer Program

The Microsoft 365 Developer Program is a resource for developers who want to build solutions on the Microsoft 365 platform. The program offers a Microsoft 365 E5 developer subscription to members who qualify. As a qualified program member, you can use the developer subscription to build solutions independent of your production environment. You can build Microsoft Teams apps, Office Add-ins for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook, or SharePoint solutions, using Microsoft Graph, the SharePoint Framework, Power Apps, and more.

Do you have a Visual Studio Pro or Enterprise subscription? If so, you can take advantage of additional benefits when you join the program; for details, see Join with Visual Studio.

Join the Microsoft 365 Developer Program


If you're a paid Visual Studio subscriber, we recommend that you join the program by activating the benefit through the Visual Studio membership portal. For details, see Join with Visual Studio.

  1. Go to the Join the Microsoft 365 Developer Program page.

  2. In the upper-right corner, choose Sign in to sign in with your Microsoft account or Microsoft Entra-enabled email.


    The following sign-in options are not supported:

    • Phone numbers.
    • Email accounts with the *.onmicrosoft.com domain.

    If you're signed in with one of these options, you'll get an error message and will need to sign in with a supported email account. For more information, see What account can I use to sign up for the Developer Program?

    Remember the email account that you sign in with. You'll sign in to the Developer Program dashboard with this account. This account is different than the admin ID that you'll use for your Microsoft 365 developer subscription.

  3. After signing in, choose Join now.

  4. On the Microsoft 365 Developer Program Signup page, complete the following fields in the online form:

    • Contact Email
    • Country/Region
    • Company
  5. Review the terms and conditions. You'll need to select the check box before you can join.

  6. Optionally, select the I would like to hear from the Microsoft 365 Developer Program check box if you want to hear from Microsoft about new capabilities and other updates.

  7. Choose Next.

  8. On the Microsoft 365 Developer Program Preferences page, let us know your preferences so we can personalize your experience, including:

    • The industry that you work in.
    • The type of applications or solutions that you're interested in developing.
    • Products, technologies, and programming languages that you're interested in.
  9. When you're finished, choose Join. Your preferences appear on the next page in the top right, and you will see a Welcome message and will receive a welcome email.