Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Formerly known as Microsoft Imagine, this program has changed to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching puts professional developer tools, software, and services in the hands of faculty and students. Students receive developer tools from Microsoft at no cost – everything needed to create apps, games and websites – so they can chase their dreams, create the next big breakthrough in technology, or get a head start on their career.

Students and faculty can access the program by following the instructions below

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Click "Sign In"
    1. Image of the sign in button
  3. Enter your Kent State student or faculty email address in the Microsoft sign in page
    1. image of the microsoft sign in page. Enter your full Kent State email
  4. You will then be redirected to the Kent State University authentication page
  5. Enter your Kent State email address and password
    1. Image of Kent State login page. Enter your FlashLine username and password
  6. In the Education - Overview blade, click Software
    1. Image of the Education Overview. Select Software
  7. Select the item that you're interested in and then access it using the information in the panel that appears on the right


If you're having trouble logging in, please contact the Help Desk at

If you're having issues accessing the Education Hub or downloading software from it, please contact Microsoft at

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

  • Microsoft Access
  • Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA)
  • Agents for Visual Studio
  • BizTalk Server
  • Datazen Enterprise
  • Host Integration Server
  • Machine Learning (ML) Server
  • Hyper-V Server
  • R Server
  • Microsoft Project
  • Remote Tools for Visual Studio
  • SharePoint Server
  • Skype for Business Server
  • SQL Server Developer
  • SQL Server Enterprise
  • SQL Server Standard
  • SQL Server Web
  • System Center
  • Team Foundation Server
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Visual Studio Community
  • Visual Studio Enterprise
  • Visual Studio for Mac
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server

Can the software be installed on departmental lab computers?

Software acquired through Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching may be installed on any number of departmental lab machines. The software must be used for instructional and research purposes; it may not be used to run the infrastructure of the department. In addition, the department’s faculty and students may check out or download the software to install on their personal computers. Requests for lab install information should be directed to the Digital Platforms and Collaboration Team.

Do I have unlimited use of the software through the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching program?

Yes. Students may enjoy unlimited usage of software for the purpose of furthering their learning and research efforts. The software is not to be used to run a business or for ventures that drive commercial profit.

In one class, I used Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching tools to create apps and products that were good enough to sell. Can products made with Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software be sold commercially?

In most cases, no. However, Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching has partnered with the Microsoft App Store teams to enable students to create games and applications for the Windows Store. This is the one exception where a student may use the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software commercially.

Where can I find additional information?

Please visit the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching FAQ

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Tue 8/20/19 2:29 PM
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