Azure Dev Tools for Teaching FAQ
Yes. Education Hub Store training resources are available in the Administrator Guide.
Yes. If faculty members are enrolled on an approved course, they are eligible to install Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software onto their personal computer for non-commercial use.
No. Microsoft doesn’t automatically enrol you if you have academic volume subscriptions. The academic volume licence subscriptions include Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES), Open Value Subscription Agreement for Education Solutions (OVS-ES), Campus Agreement and School Agreement. You must enrol on Azure Dev Tools for Teaching by using the appropriate promotional codes from the subscription welcome email that you receive for your academic volume licence. You must also renew your subscription when it expires because it doesn’t renew automatically. If you are unable to locate your promotional code, please contact us.
Yes. Our Azure Dev Tools for Teaching licence defines staff as any personnel that a qualified school engages to teach or instruct students, to conduct non-commercial research, or to do both. Also, any support staff who are responsible for maintaining departmental labs can install Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software onto their personal computers but only for evaluation purposes.
No. Students don’t need an Office 365 account, but if they have access to your Active Directory account, they use the same credentials to sign in to the software. If students don’t use Active Directory, they must create a Microsoft Account (if they don’t already have one) using the same email address that you provide them with.
No. Azure Dev Tools for Teaching doesn’t include Microsoft Office. It provides tools for 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.
Sixty days before your membership expires, you will start receiving email reminders to renew your subscription. In these reminder emails, click the renewal link. If you don’t receive these emails and are concerned that your subscription is about to expire, please contact us. Alternatively, go to the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching - Renew page, and complete the renewal process. To check the expiry date of your subscription, go to the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Management Portal, and look under Subscriptions.
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.
When you first enrol on the programme, your subscriber ID number is in the subscription welcome email that you receive. If you renewed your subscription, it’s in the renewal email that the subscription administrator received. It’s also in the Visual Studio Subscription Portal; after you sign in, look under My subscription on the My account page. If you need help locating your current subscriber ID, please contact us.
Once you’ve completed your purchase of Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, your Education Hub Store will be set up automatically for you. For help with the Education Hub Store, please contact us.
If you need to update your postal address or the name of your contact person, send an email to the customer service department for your region. For a complete list of our Regional Service Centers, please go to our Subscriptions Support page.
The renewal window begins 90 days before the subscription expires and ends 30 days (grace period) after it expires. All student accounts, product catalogues and settings are preserved through the entire renewal window.
Yes, it is available in the more than 140 countries/regions where Azure is commercially available. Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is available in:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Brunei Darussalam
- Cayman Islands
- Costa Rica
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Faroe Islands
- Hong Kong SAR
- Macao SAR
- North Macedonia
- New Zealand
- Palestinian Authority
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Cabo Verde
- Republic of the Congo
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Virgin Islands of the United States
Yes. Students receive unlimited software usage to further their learning and research efforts.
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.
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 licence 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 on at least one credit-based course by a member department.
- Instant online access to all Azure Dev Tools for Teaching content.
The additional features of Imagine Premium were incorporated into Azure Dev Tools for Teaching for a more complete solution.
Imagine Standard was replaced by Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. As a result, all Imagine Standard subscribers were transitioned to 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 maths (STEM) programmes. It provides professional developer and designer tools, software and services from Microsoft for your faculty and students. It includes our latest technologies and cloud services to inspire and excite students. And, it provides educators with a diverse set of resources to ensure that their classrooms challenge, engage and motivate students in new ways. This programme 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 licence management, removing the complexity of licences 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.
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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.
The following product families include their latest versions in the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscriptions:
- Advanced Threat Analytics
- Agents for Visual Studio
- Azure DevOps
- 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
Please contact us by going to our Subscriptions Support page and locating your region.