Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Overview (previously Microsoft Imagine)

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is a collection of software meant to provides tools to departments, faculty, and students to expand their study of software development and testing. Several of the provided tools are listed below, however for the full list of available tools you should log in to the portal following the instructions below. This program was previously known as Microsoft Imagine, which has sent been depreciated.

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching includes a wide selection of software including but not limited to the following (list last updated on this page 07/15/2021):

  • Microsoft Project
  • Windows 10 Education
  • Windows Server 2019 (Essentials, Standard, and Datacenter)
  • SQL Server 2019
  • Visio
  • Visual Studio Community 2019
  • Visual Studio 2019 for Mac
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019

NOTE: Microsoft Office is obtained at and is not available via Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.

How to Access

To get started, MS Azure Dev Tools can be accessed using this link:

To access the software list and download your desired product:

  1. Follow the link above, then click the blue "Sign In" button on the right side
  2. This will direct you to a Microsoft account login page. Enter your mines email address.
    • NOTE: Your email address is of the format "[USERNAME]", where [USERNAME] is your ADIT login name.
  3. Clicking next will redirect you to the CSM login page for Microsoft services. Enter your password.
    • NOTE: The password is your standard Mines password. 
  4. Click "Sign In", then click "Yes" to stay signed in. 
  5. For security reasons, you may be prompted to verify your identity with either a phone call or a text message. If prompted, follow the instructions on screen. 
  6. After a short wait, you will be directed to the "Get Started" page of the Azure dashboard.
  7. Click the "Software" link in the second column on the left.
  8. Select the name of the software you want. Searching can be done by the search box and filters directly above the software list.
    • NOTE: This list includes a lot of software. A combination of keyword search and filters may be required to find the exact product you want.
    • NOTE: Windows 10 has multiple versions available. Windows 10 Education, Version xxxx is the currently recommended version to obtain.
  9. A panel on the right will open. For most products, there will be a description, a few attributes of this software version, a blue "View Key" button, and two blue buttons at the very bottom, one "Download" and one "Cancel". The "View Key" button will reveal a product key to activate the product, while "Download" will download the installer for the product. 
    • NOTE: Many products are provided in standard .iso disc image format. This can be written to a USB drive via tools such as Rufus or mounted as a virtual DVD drive in Windows 10.
    • NOTE: You are only provided one key per product. Every time you view a key for a product you will receive the same key.

Installation will vary depending on what product you are trying to install. If you need assistance or run into an issue with obtaining or installing software, help is available in person at the IT Service Desk, over the phone by dialing 303-278-HELP (4357), or submit a request via the Mines Help Center.


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