Azure Dev Tools for Teaching FAQ

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 Studo for Mac
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server

Are we automatically enrolled in Azure Dev Tools for Teaching if we receive it as a free benefit of our academic volume license subscriptions?

No. Microsoft doesn’t automatically enroll you if you have academic volume subscriptions. The academic volume license subscriptions include Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES), Open Value Subscription Agreement for Education Solutions (OVS-ES), Campus Agreement, and School Agreement.

You must enroll in Azure Dev Tools for Teaching by using the appropriate promotional codes from the subscription welcome email that you receive for your academic volume license. 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.

How do we find our current subscriber ID?

When you first enroll in the program, 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.

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.

Do students need an Office 365 account or Active Directory to access the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software?

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.

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.

How do we set up our Education Hub Store?

After you complete your purchase of Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, your Education Hub Store is set up automatically for you. For help with the Education Hub Store, please contact us.

Are Education Hub Store training resources available?

Yes. Education Hub Store training resources are available in the Administrator Guide.

How do we update our contact information?

If you need to update your mailing address or the name of your contact person, send 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.

How and when do we renew our Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription?

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 expiration date of your subscription, go to the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Management Portal, and look under Subscriptions.

How much time do we have to renew?

The renewal window begins 90 days before the subscription expires and ends 30 days (grace period) after it expires. All student accounts, product catalogs, and settings are preserved through the entire renewal window.

What happens if we don't renew before the 30-day grace period ends?

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-enroll in the program to receive a new subscriber ID number. After the subscriber ID number is activated, your students regain access to the Education Hub Store.

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

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.

Can our support staff for approved departmental labs check out Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software?

Yes. Our Azure Dev Tools for Teaching license 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.

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.