What is the Azure Marketplace and how is it different from the Azure Partner Directory?

The Azure Marketplace is an online store for certified, open-source and community software applications, developer services and data, pre-configured for Azure. The listings on the partner tab come under the Azure Partner Directory which is dedicated to Microsoft’s service partners. These partners design, build and manage Azure solutions that are customised for an organisation’s needs.

Related questions and answers

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • After the 30-day grace period, you are no longer able to renew your Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription. Also, your faculty, staff and students will lose access to the software in your Education Hub Store. You must re-enrol on the programme to receive a new subscriber ID number. Once the subscriber ID number has been activated, your students will regain access to the Education Hub Store.

  • 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.