Azure Dev Tools For Teaching

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About Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

The Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching program (formerly Microsoft Imagine and Microsoft DreamSpark) allows students in ITC courses to have access to a variety of Microsoft software tools including:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server
  • System Center Configuration Manager
  • Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft SQL Server

...and many other Microsoft products. Note: Microsoft Office is specifically NOT part of Azure Dev Tools for Teaching but Inver Hills does provide another way for all students to get Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus.

Accessing Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

On February 13, 2019 Microsoft changed the method for accessing Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. We are still working with Microsoft on a way to automatically authenticate you without the need for you to create a separate account (like the old system). Until Microsoft is able to make changes to their system to allow for single-sign-on (SSO) you will need to follow a number of steps to gain access to the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software library.

If you DO already have a Microsoft Account

If you already have a Microsoft Account (e.g. an account used to play XBOX games) you will need to associate it with your inverhills.edu email address.

  1. Make sure you have an inverhills.edu email address and are able to access it! These are NOT created for you automatically by the college. If you do NOT already have an inverhills.edu email address you can access follow these instructions to get one:
    1. Go to https://portal.office.com
    2. Login with <YourStarID>@inverhills.edu and use your StarID password
    3. Follow the directions presented to start using your email account.
  2. Go to https://account.microsoft.com
  3. Log in with your Microsoft Account credentials (the existing Microsoft account you have with your personal email address)
  4. Select Your info from the top ribbon menu
  5. Click Manage how you sign in to Microsoft – you will be asked to verify your identity with an emailed code. Check your personal email inbox for a code from Microsoft Account Team. Enter the emailed code.
  6. Click Add email under the Account Alias section and enter your <YourStarID>@inverhills.edu email address.
  7. The next time you sign in, you can use your IHCC email address to access your Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software.
  8. Sign out of your Microsoft Account
  9. Access the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software library by logging back in to https://aka.ms/devtoolsforteaching
  10. On the Education - Quick Start page click the Software link to access the software library.

If you do NOT already have a Microsoft Account

  1. Make sure you have an inverhills.edu email address and are able to access it! These are NOT created for you automatically by the college. If you do NOT already have an inverhills.edu email address you can access follow these instructions to get one:
    1. Go to https://portal.office.com
    2. Login with <YourStarID>@inverhills.edu and use your StarID password
    3. Follow the directions presented to start using your email account.
  2. Access the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching site at https://aka.ms/devtoolsforteaching
  3. Click the No account? Create one! link. If you see that you already have a Microsoft account you should switch to the instructions above to link your Inver Hills email to your existing account instead of creating a new account.
  4. Follow the instructions to create a new Microsoft account. Be sure to use your <YourStarID>@inverhills.edu email address.
  5. Access the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software library by logging back in to https://aka.ms/devtoolsforteaching using your new Microsoft Account.
  6. On the Education - Quick Start page click the Software link to access the software library.