What is Microsoft 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 with a low-cost subscription option from Microsoft.
Challenge and excite your students by teaching with the latest technologies and cloud services.
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is simple: it's all about giving students professional-level developer and designer tools from Microsoft at no additional 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.
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching helps educators teach the latest technologies and experiment in research. Microsoft knows that to make learning more motivating, relevant, and engaging for today’s students requires a diverse set of resources. Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching gives educators the resources to ensure their classrooms always have the latest technologies to challenge, motivate, and keep students engaged in new ways. All at no additional cost to them, through an institution subscription.
The program has two primary goals:
- Give access to Microsoft software and platforms: Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscriptions give educators and students access to virtually every Microsoft product and technology, helping ensure they have the right technology choices for all current and future educational opportunities.
- Deliver outstanding value: These subscriptions give outstanding value through inexpensive cost of membership, and convenient management of licenses on a per-user basis, removing the complexity of licenses across multiple environments.
Software acquired through your Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription may be installed on any number of departmental lab machines (depending on the licensing and courses the school or department offer). 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.
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
How do I download software?
Your Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription provides you with access to certain software developer tools, available to download at no additional cost. Please request the order for MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching from the Penn State Software Request site prior to downloading the software. You can download this software in the Education Hub Store.
Does Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching include Microsoft Office?
No. The focus of Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is to provide departments, faculty and students with the tools necessary to specifically expand their study of software development and testing. Thus, we provide technologies such as Windows Server, Visual Studio .NET, SQL Server and Platform SDK.
Does Azure Dev Tools for Teaching include Azure Credit?
No, your Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription does not include Azure credit. But you can sign up for Azure for Students, which gives you $100 USD worth of Azure credit to use to pay for Azure services. To learn more, viit the Azure website.
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