MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

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Available For Use By
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Permitted Uses
  • Research
  • Classwork
  • Administrative Use
  • Administrative Use
Available Via
  • Legacy VCL
  • WVD
  • Eos Labs
  • Specific Teaching Lab
Where It May Be Installed
  • University Owned Computers
  • Virtualized environments
  • Personally Owned Computers

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching puts professional developer tools, software, and services from Microsoft in the hands of faculty and students with plans that come as a part of various Academic Volume Licensing Agreements. Students receive developer tools 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.

Documentation + Support Restrictions

Allowed usage

  • MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (MSADTfT) is provided to educational institutions at no cost and allows usage of dozens of Microsoft software titles by faculty and students for academic use only.
  • Though staff are able to log into the website, staff may not use software licensed under this program, except in the context of IT staff testing and troubleshooting the software installation.
  • Staff who want to use software offered through this program, such as Project or Visio, must purchase licenses per the instructions on the OIT software site.
  • The full license agreement is available here.

Included software

  • Microsoft may add and remove software to/from the MSADTfT program at their discretion.
  • As of 21 March 2023, there are 68 available downloads for student use, including (among others):
      • Access
      • Azure DevOps Server
      • Machine Learning Server
      • Project Professional
      • SQL Server
      • Visio Professional
      • Visual Studio
      • Windows 10
      • Windows 11
      • Windows Server

Additional Usage Notes

MSADTfT includes two types of license:

  • Individual product keys for students/faculty to download and install on their own computers
  • Lab use keys for NCSU-owned computers

Individual product keys for students/faculty

  • Students and faculty can sign in using their full NCSU email address via the link at the bottom of this page. (Note: Staff are also able to log in, but are restricted in their allowed usage of the resources, per "Allowed Usage" above.)
  • Once logged in, users can select "Software" from the "Learning Resources" menu on the left.
  • After clicking a software title, a key will appear in the upper right, and a download link in the lower right.