Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching - How to activate your account

THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS LIMITED TO ENGINEERING STUDENTS ONLY. Non-Engineering students should contact your local IT support for assistance. Microsoft placed limitations on this program to STEM majors.

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Use Azure Dev tools to obtain Windows, Visio, Project, Visual Studio, and windows server

Setup your Azure account

STEM Students at UCI

For Students (enrolled in STEM programs)

        • For most students, you will be asked to verify your @UCI.EDU email address and enter the portal.

For Students who are redirected to UCI's O365 page:

        • Create a Personal Microsoft Software account

    • Instructions are at OIT's page for Student O365

    • Do not specify a personal gmail account anywhere in the process. Only specify your UCINetID and the account.

        • If you use a personal gmail account, you will not have access to the full library of software because Microsoft will not recognize your Academic association.

For Faculty, Research & Instructional Staff (in STEM programs):

  • Go to the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching site:

  • Use your UCI O365 account to log in.

      • Login username is:

      • If you're with Engineering and don't have a O365 account, contact

      • Please know the process will take a few days.

      • For faculty & staff outside of Engineering, contact OIT for assistance

  • Software under this license CANNOT be installed on Administrative Staff computers.

      • Please refer to the license agreement and FAQ for details

How to Locate Software on Azure

To locate software downloads, look for Software under Education-Software directly after you login. If you close this page the Software link is difficult to find. It's easier to logout/ login again using the link above.

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.

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

      • isual Studio Enterprise

      • Visual Studo for Mac

      • Windows 10

      • Windows Server

Microsoft Azure for Teaching FAQ

For more information, refer to the Microsoft Azure for Teaching FAQ.