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Microsoft Azure Dev Tools are developer tools and learning resources to support students in technical higher education programs.

This program provides access to several Microsoft applications such as Microsoft Visio, Project, SQL Server, Windows and Windows Server operating systems. Limited to one install/one device per student.

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Designed for

Students and academic employees in qualifying technical higher education programs (Computing, IT Management, Forensics, CISA, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Engineering Design and Technology).



24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year

For service status, see the Microsoft Azure status dashboard.



Please visit the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching website if you require assistance with this service.

Contact the IT Service Desk if you have issues with your account.

Getting started

Access is limited to students and academic employees enrolled in the following Microsoft approved programs:

  • Computing
  • IT Management
  • Forensics
  • CISA
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Engineering Design and Technology

Academic programs that are not currently enrolled in Microsoft Azure Dev Tools must apply through Microsoft.

If you are a qualified user you can start by creating and setting up your Azure Dev Tools education account.

Individual product keys can only be used once per student. Multiple installations are not available and reinstallation for lost, stolen or damaged computers will require a cancellation and reissue of your product key.



For hosted Microsoft Azure Cloud services, a $100 USD credit is included with additional usage paid for by the user.

IT policies

Acceptable Use and Information Security policies apply to all BCIT information and computing.