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Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Program FAQs

What is Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching?

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (previously known as Microsoft Imagine Standard and Premium) is a subscription-based offering for accredited schools and departments providing access to tools commonly used in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. It provides professional developer and designer tools, software, and services from Microsoft to your faculty and students. It includes our latest technologies and cloud services to inspire and excite students. And, it provides educators a diverse set of resources to ensure their classrooms challenge, engage, and motivate students in new ways.

This program has the following goals:

  • Provide access to our software and platforms: Educators and students get access to our products and technologies, giving them choices for current and future educational opportunities.
  • Deliver outstanding value: These subscription-based memberships provide convenient per-user license management, removing the complexity of licenses across multiple environments.

Software that is acquired through your Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription is only for instructional and research purposes; you can’t use it to run the infrastructure of a department.


What happened to Microsoft Imagine Standard?

Imagine Standard was replaced with Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. As a result, all Imagine Standard subscribers were transitioned to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.


What happened to Microsoft Imagine Premium?

The additional features of Imagine Premium were incorporated into Azure Dev Tools for Teaching for a more complete solution.


What are the benefits of joining the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching program?

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is more than a software subscription. Your school’s membership includes:

    • Access to the Microsoft platform, server, and developer tools and software, along with beta releases, new releases, and technical support.
    • Special license rights for departments to install Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software on any number of departmental lab machines for instructional and research purposes.
    • The ability for schools, institutions, labs, and their faculty and students to install the software on their personal computers for use in their coursework and development projects. Eligible students must be enrolled in at least one credit-based course by a member department.
    • Instant online access to all Azure Dev Tools for Teaching content.


What products are included in the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription?

The following product families are included in the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscriptions:

  • Advanced Threat Analytics
  • Agents for Visual Studio
  • Azure DevOps Server
  • BizTalk Server
  • Host Integration Server
  • Hyper-V Server
  • Machine Learning Server
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • R Server
  • Remote Tools for Visual Studio
  • SharePoint Server
  • Skype for Business Server
  • SQL Server Developer
  • SQL Server Enterprise
  • SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher
  • SQL Server Standard
  • SQL Server Web
  • System Center
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Visual Studio Community
  • Visual Studio Enterprise
  • Visual Studio for Mac
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server



How do we distribute products to our students?

As an Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscriber, your school or institution gets access to our Education Hub Store. Your students access their cloud services in the Education Hub Store, which is in the Azure portal. Students sign in to the Azure portal with their school (or Azure Dev Tools for Teaching) credentials, open the Education Hub Store, and access the available software downloads.



Which languages are available in the Education Hub Store?

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.


If our students download software through the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching program, do they get unlimited use of the software?I

Yes. Students receive unlimited software usage to further their learning and research efforts.


If our students create viable apps and products by using Azure Dev Tools for Teaching tools, can they sell them commercially?

In general, no. Students can’t sell apps and products made by using Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. However, thanks to a partnership between Azure Dev Tools for Teaching and Microsoft App Store teams, students can create games and applications to sell in the Windows Store.


Does Azure Dev Tools for Teaching include Microsoft Office?

No. Azure Dev Tools for Teaching doesn’t include Microsoft Office. It provides tools to departments, faculty, and students to expand their study of software development and testing. These tools include such technologies as Platform SDK, SQL Server, Visual Studio .NET, and Windows Server.

However, students will have access to Microsoft Office ProPlus which will include commonly used Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote and others. (


Are faculty members who take departmental courses able to download Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software?

Yes. If faculty members are enrolled in an approved course, they are eligible to install Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software onto their personal computer for non-commercial use.


Who do we contact if we need help?

Please contact us by going to our Subscriptions Support page and locating your region.


What does the privacy statement for Azure Dev Tools for Teaching include?

The Microsoft Privacy Statement describes the personal data that Microsoft collects, how it processes that data, and why it shares that data. This privacy statement covers a range of Microsoft products including its apps, devices, servers, services, software, and websites. It also provides product-specific information and details its policy for using cookies.