Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (formerly known as Microsoft Dreamspark or Microsoft Imagine) is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for teaching purposes. It's all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost so that students can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get a head start on their career.
Available software includes: Project, Visio, Visual Studio, Team Explorer, Expression Studio, Kinect, Kodu Game Lab, SQL Server, Windows Server operating systems, Virtual PC, and OneNote.
Special editions of Windows operating systems can be requested/obtained with a Azure Dev Tools for Teaching account.
This type of software used to be only available to students and faculty in STEM programs. However, that restriction is no longer the case and any student or faculty member can download and install the software provided that it will be used for purposes of teaching.
Please also note that any software downloaded through Azure is licensed individually, and will NOT be part of your Office 365 login.
Students can follow these steps in order to access the portal and download the Software:
- Step 1: Go to https://aka.ms/
- Step 2: Click Sign In. Enter your firstname.lastname@example.org along with the password. Click Sign In again.
- Step 3: Click the radio button to agree with the new terms and conditions. Next page will be the Education Hub. Click on Software. You can Search on Project or Visio or just scroll through the software until you find the one you need. Click on the software name, a panel will open. Click on View Key and copy the key. Then click on Download.
If you have any questions with downloading and installing the software, then please let us know. Our Software support on the 2nd floor of Cooper Library is available to assist you if you have any issues with the installation.
THOSE THAT NEED OFFICE 365 LICENSES (such as staff):
If you wish to purchase a Visio, Project, Power BI, etc. license that works with Office 365, you can go to the CCIT Support Center Marketplace and purchase a one year subscription here:
After purchase, a ticket will automatically be made in our ticketing system and sent to the necessary team to add it to your Clemson account. You can then download the software from the Office 365 portal (365.clemson.edu) by signing in with your Clemson credentials.
This product is generally distributed as a keyed standalone license. This means users will have to obtain a key or serial number either from IT or the vendor before installing and using the software.
Versions of this software are available on: Windows. You may have to check with the vendor about the availability of other versions.
Other RestrictionsThis program is limited to students and teaching faculty. This software is available to emeriti faculty involved in classroom instruction.
Purchasing Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Licenses for this software are available without purchase if you meet any license restrictions.
Install Media - How to Access Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Install media for this title should be obtained from the vendor's website.
If you have any additional questions about the availability, cost, or install procedures for this software, you can either visit the CCIT Support Center on the 2nd floor of Cooper Library or send an email to email@example.com.
Faculty and staff can also contact their local IT support for help.