This article addresses frequent questions about Azure for Students, Azure for Students Starter, and Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.
Azure for Students
What happens after I use my $100 credit or I'm at the end of 12 months?
Who is eligible for Azure for Students?
Azure for Students is available only to students who meet the following requirements:
- You must affirm that you are age 18 or older and attend an accredited, degree-granting, two-year or four-year educational institution where you’re a full-time student.
- You must verify your academic status through your organization's email address.
This offer isn't available for use in a massive open online course (MOOC) or in other professional trainings from for-profit organizations.
This offer is limited to one Azure for Student subscription per eligible customer. It's non-transferable and can't be combined with any other offer, unless otherwise permitted by Microsoft.
Can I get Azure for Students again next year?
Yes! You can renew your Azure for Students subscription after 1 year. We will send you emails reminding you to renew just before your anniversary. To renew, simply re-signup for the offer from the Azure for Students website
Why did I receive an invoice from Microsoft?
You may receive an invoice from Microsoft detailing the usage you incurred in the previous month while on Azure for Students. Don’t worry, you do not have to pay for that usage – it’s all covered by the credit provided by Azure for Students. To learn more about invoices and how they work, check out the article on Microsoft technical documentation
What are subscriptions, and how do they relate to Azure for Students?
Subscriptions provide access to Azure services. Azure for Students gives you $100 credit for 12 months and includes access to more than 25 free services, including compute, network, storage, and databases. Any charges incurred during this period are deducted from the credit. To continue using Azure services after you've exhausted your $100 credit, you must either renew (if you are 12 months in) or upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription.
What happens with my Azure services if I don't upgrade?
If you decide not to upgrade at the end of 12 months or after you've exhausted your $100 credit, whichever occurs first, any products you've deployed are decommissioned and you won't be able to access them. You have 90 days from the end of your free subscription to upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription.
How do I know how much of the $100 credit I have left?
You can see your remaining credit on the Azure Sponsorships portal.
How do I download the software developer tools?
Your Azure for Students subscription provides you with access to certain software developer tools. You must have a current, active Azure for Students subscription to access and download the software developer tools. Go to the Education Hub to download the software developer tools by using your Azure for Students subscription.
What is Microsoft Learn training?
Microsoft Learn training is a free online learning platform that allows you to learn Azure technologies at your own pace. Learning paths combine modules that allow you to start with the basics, then move to advanced methods that address real-world challenges.
Can Azure for Students be used for production or only for development?
Azure for Students provides access to all Azure products that are expressly intended to support education or teaching, non-commercial research, or efforts to design, develop, test, and demonstrate software applications for these purposes.
Can I apply any of my $100 credit toward Azure Marketplace offers?
No. You can't apply your credit to Azure Marketplace offers. However, many Azure Marketplace partners offer free trials or free tier plans for their solutions.
Azure for Students Starter
What is Azure for Students Starter?
Azure for Students Starter gets you started with the Azure products you need to develop in the cloud. There is no cost to you. This benefit provides you access to a free tier of the following services:
- Azure App Service
- Azure Functions
- Azure Notification Hubs
- Azure Database for MySQL
- Application Insights
- Azure DevOps Services (formerly Visual Studio Team Services)
Who is eligible for Azure for Students Starter?
Azure for Students Starter is available only to students who meet the following requirements:
- You must affirm that you are age 13 or older if you reside in the United States.
- You must affirm that you are age 16 or older if you reside in a country other than the United States.
- You must verify your academic status through your organization's email address. You can also use Shibboleth if it's supported by your organization.
This offer isn't available for use in a massive open online course (MOOC) or in other professional trainings from for-profit organizations.
This offer is limited to one Azure for Students Starter subscription per eligible customer. It's non-transferable and can't be combined with any other offer, unless otherwise permitted by Microsoft.
Will I have to pay something at any point in time?
A credit card isn't required for the Azure for Students Starter offer. The offer gives you access to a limited set of Azure services. But, at any point in time, you may upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription to get access to all Azure services.
How do I download the software developer tools?
Your Azure for Students subscription provides you with access to certain software developer tools that are available to download for free.
You must have a current, active Azure for Students subscription in order to access the software developer tools.
You can download this software in the Education Hub.
What is Microsoft Learn training?
Microsoft Learn training is a free online learning platform that helps you learn Azure technologies at your own pace. Learning paths combine modules to allow you to start with the basics, and then move to advanced methods that address real-world challenges.
Azure Academic Grant
How do I start using my Azure course credits?
You can access your Azure course credits by creating a new Microsoft Azure Academic Grant subscription. Select the Activate button in the sponsorship approval email.
You can also convert an existing subscription to the Microsoft Azure Sponsorship Offer to access your credits. Details on how to convert your subscription are in the next question.
Can I associate my course credits with an existing subscription?
You can associate your course credits with an existing subscription on the account that is entitled to the offer. Contact Azure Support to associate your course credits.
Why do I see a $0 balance in the Azure portal?
When you go to your subscription details in the Azure portal, you will see $0.00. The offer places a 100% discount off of all services. Therefore, the portal shows you what you will be charged for during your monthly usage period, which should be $0.00.
To view your balance and sponsorship information, go to Azure Sponsorships and sign in to your account.
Can I apply my course credits to an existing Enterprise Agreement (EA)?
You cannot associate your course credits offer to any subscription that's on an account under an Enterprise Agreement (EA).
To apply course credits, you must create a new account that's outside of the EA, which we can then entitle.
Once the Sponsorship period ends, you can associate that subscription back into the EA.
If you associate the account to your EA prior to the end of the sponsorship, all sponsorship funds will be terminated. Refer to the terms and conditions of the Azure Sponsorship Offer for more information.
Can I apply my course credits to my CSP subscription?
No, you cannot associate your course credits offer with any Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) subscription.
Can I move my course credits to another account?
Yes, you can move a course credits entitlement to another account. To do so, contact Azure Support.
Are Azure Marketplace applications covered by course credits?
No, third party applications aren't covered by course credits. They will be charged to the credit card on the account. For more information:
- View marketplace services at the Azure Marketplace.
- Refer to the Azure Sponsorship offer terms and conditions.
I have a previous balance due, can I pay it off with my course credits?
Azure course credits only cover usage from the time you activate the Azure Sponsorship offer. You are responsible for all charges prior to your offer start date.
How do I know if my subscription is on the Azure course credit offer?
If you look at a specific subscription in the Subscriptions blade in your Azure portal, you will see Offer Name as one of the properties. The Offer Name will say Azure Sponsorship if it is connected to your course credits. If Azure Sponsorship doesn't display, then contact support to get it converted.
Who is eligible to purchase Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching?
Only academic institutions that have purchased a Volume Licensing (VL) agreement with Microsoft are able to enroll into Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. If you are currently a Dev Tools for Teaching customer without a VL agreement, you can continue to renew your subscription. For more information on VL agreements for academic institutions, please visit https://aka.ms/ees
What products are included in the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription?
Advanced Threat Analytics
Agents for Visual Studio
SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher (formerly Datazen Enterprize)
Host Integration Server
Machine Learning Server (formerly R Server)
Remote Tools for Visual Studio
Skype for Business Server
SQL Server Developer
SQL Server Enterprise
SQL Server Standard
SQL Server Web
Azure DevOps Server (formerly Visual Studio Team Foundation Server)
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Community
Visual Studio Enterprise
Visual Studio for Mac
How do I download software?
Your Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription provides you with access to certain software developer tools. These tools are available to download for free.
You can download this software in the Education Hub Software section.
How do we distribute software to our students?
As an Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscriber, your school or institution gets access to our Education Hub Store. Your students access their cloud services in the Education Hub Store, which is in the Azure portal.
Students sign in to the Azure portal with their school (or Azure Dev Tools for Teaching) credentials. Then, students open the Education Hub Store and access the available software downloads.
Is Azure Dev Tools for Teaching available internationally?
Yes, it is available in the more than 140 countries/regions where Azure is commercially available.
Which languages are available in the software to end-users?
The Education Hub Store is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
If our students download software through the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching program, do they get unlimited use of the software?
Yes. Students receive unlimited software usage to further their learning and research efforts.
If our students create viable apps and products using Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software, can they sell them commercially?
In general, no. Students cannot sell apps and products made by using Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. However, thanks to a partnership between Azure Dev Tools for Teaching and Microsoft App Store teams, students can create games and applications to sell in the Windows Store.
Do I have unlimited use of the software through the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching program?
Yes. If a faculty member is enrolled in an approved course, they are eligible to install Azure Dev Tools for Teaching software onto their personal computer for non-commercial use.
How do I access my Visual Studio Enterprise benefit?
As an administrator of the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription, you can access your Visual Studio Enterprise subscription by requesting access through the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Management portal.
Once approved you'll be able to sign in to the Visual Studio portal and redeem additional benefits.
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. Therefore, 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 doesn't include Azure credit. But you can sign up for Azure for Students, which gives you $100USD worth of Azure credit to use to pay for Azure services. Go to Start building the future with Azure for Students! for more information.
Do students need an Office 365 or Active Directory account to access Azure Dev Tools for Teaching?
No. Students don't need an Office 365 account. If students have access to your Active Directory account, they use the same credentials to sign in to the software.
If students don't use Active Directory, they must create a Microsoft Account (if they don't already have one) using the same email address that you provide them.
Why aren't my sign in credentials recognized when I sign in to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching?
Make sure that you're trying to sign in to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching with your school credentials. It might help to open a private browsing window session.
If you're still unable to sign in, contact your subscription admin. To find your subscription admin, contact us.
How do I find my Subscriber ID?
- When you first enroll in the program: Your Subscriber ID number is in the subscription welcome email that you receive.
- If you renewed your subscription: Your Subscriber ID is in the renewal email that the subscription administrator received.
Your Subscriber ID is also in the Visual Studio Subscription portal. After you sign in, look under My Subscription on the My Account page.
If you need help locating your Subscriber ID, contact us.
Are we automatically enrolled in Azure Dev Tools for Teaching if we receive it as part of our academic volume licensing agreement?
No, Microsoft doesn't automatically enroll you if you have an academic volume licensing agreement. The academic volume license agreement includes:
- Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES)
- Open Value Subscription Agreement for Education Solutions (OVS-ES)
- Campus Agreement
- School Agreement
You must enroll in Azure Dev Tools for Teaching by using the appropriate promotional codes from the subscription welcome email that you receive for your academic volume license.
You must also renew your subscription when it expires. It doesn't renew automatically.
If you are unable to locate your promotional code, contact us.
How and when do we renew our Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription?
Sixty days before your membership expires, you'll start receiving email reminders to renew your subscription. In a renewal email, select the renewal link.
If you don't receive these reminder emails and are concerned that your subscription is about to expire, contact us.
Alternatively, go to the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching - Renew page, and complete the renewal process.
To check the expiration date of your subscription, go to the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Management portal, and look under Subscriptions.
What if I need more help?
Contact us by going to our Subscriptions Support page and locating your region.
Where is the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching privacy and cookies policy?
The Microsoft Privacy Statement describes the personal data that Microsoft collects, how it processes that data, and why it shares that data.
This privacy statement covers a range of Microsoft products including its apps, devices, servers, services, software, and websites. It also provides product-specific information and details its policy for using cookies.
What does Azure for students include? ›
Azure for Students provides you with a $100 credit for 12 months. It includes access to more than 25 free services, including compute, network, storage, and databases. Any charges incurred during this period are deducted from the credit. You can see your remaining credit on the Azure Sponsorships portal.What are the main benefits of Azure free student account? ›
Enable identity and access management in the cloud. Extend Azure management and services. Verify the identity and security posture of trusted platform modules and trusted execution environments. Build modern apps at any scale using a fast NoSQL database with open APIs.How do I activate Azure dev tools for teaching? ›
- Navigate to the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching webpage.
- Select the Sign up button.
- Select Enroll or Renew on the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching banner.
- Select the type of subscription you're enrolling: ...
- Select the Save button.
- Complete your Institution Information, if enrolling for the first time.
- 1) Dashboard Control. ...
- 2) Enhanced Source Control. ...
- 3) Track and Plan Your Work. ...
- 4) Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD) ...
- 5) Assistance with Exploratory and Manual Testing. ...
- 6) Services for Integrated Collaboration. ...
- 7) Azure Cloud Hosted Services.
It has three major components: Compute, Storage and the Fabric Controller. As depicted in Figure 3.16, Windows Azure runs on a large number of machines, all maintained in Microsoft data centers. The hosting environment of Azure is called the Fabric Controller.What challenges have you faced with using Azure for students? ›
- Drastic infrastructure changes.
- On-premise and Azure overlap.
- Lack of options for every solution.
- Understanding licensing.
- Service feature differences.
With Azure for Students, eligible customers receive USD100 in credits, which can be used within 12 months on most Azure products. Any unused monthly credits cannot be carried over to subsequent months and cannot be transferred to other Azure subscriptions.Does Azure student expire? ›
Your Azure for Students credit expires at the end of 12 months. Once your credit expires, Azure disables your subscription. To continue using Azure services, you must upgrade your subscription to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription by contacting Azure support.What are some of the limitations with a free Azure account? ›
You get a limited quantity of free services each month with your Azure free account. The free quantity expires at the end of the month and doesn't roll over to the next month. For example, you get 5 GB of File storage each month. If in a month, you only use 2 GB, the remaining 3 GB doesn't roll over to the next month.How many Azure credits does the student subscription get? ›
With Azure for Students, eligible customers receive $100 in credits, which can be used within 12 months on most Azure products.
How many types of Azure subscriptions are there? ›
An Azure subscription is tied to a single account, the one that was used to create it and is also used for billing. Resources can be supplied as instances of the many Azure products and services under the subscription. Free, pay-as-you-go, and member offers are the three primary types of subscriptions accessible.How do I push code into Dev Azure? ›
To push your commit to Azure Repos, select the up-arrow push button. Or, you can push your commit from the Git Repository window. To open the Git Repository window, select the outgoing / incoming link in the Git Changes window. Or, you can choose Git > Push from the menu bar.How does the dev tool work? ›
To open the developer console in Google Chrome, open the Chrome Menu in the upper-right-hand corner of the browser window and select More Tools > Developer Tools. You can also use Option + ⌘ + J (on macOS), or Shift + CTRL + J (on Windows/Linux).What are the 5 pillars of DevOps? ›
We break DevOps into five main areas: Automation, Cloud-Native, Culture, Security, and Observability. We break DevOps into five main areas: Automation, Cloud-Native, Culture, Security, and Observability.What are the four basic stages of DevOps? ›
Four steps to good DevOps
- Planning. Well planned is half done, as they say. ...
- Automate testing. ...
- Automate deployment. ...
- Tie it all together.
Azure DevOps Services limits each organization to 1000 projects per organization, an increase over the previous limit of 300 projects. Above 300 projects certain experiences, such as connecting to a project from Visual Studio, may start to degrade.What are two Azure management tools? ›
In addition to the graphical user interface offered at the Azure Portal, we have the ability to manage and interact with Azure via Azure Powershell, Azure Command Line Interface (CLI), Azure Cloud Shell, and the Azure Mobile Application available on iOS and Android platforms.What are the 3 deployment modes that can be used for Azure? ›
Azure supports three approaches to deploying cloud resources - public, private, and the hybrid cloud.What are the 4 parts of Microsoft Azure platform? ›
- Application Platform.
- Azure Active Directory.
- Azure Compute.
- Azure Net.
- Cloud Engineering Services.
- ISSD: Security.
- Multifactor Authentication.
- SQL Database.
What are the three challenges faced by the students? ›
- Financial. Most students can't write a personal check or dip into a savings account to pay for tuition, books, and other educational expenses. ...
- Managing Commitments. Balancing work, school, and family is another major challenge students face. ...
- Academic Preparedness.
- Social anxiety, general anxiety, test anxiety, or panic attacks.
- Family expectations or problems.
- Depression, lack of energy or motivation, hopelessness, being overwhelmed, low self-esteem, homesickness, loneliness.
- Relationship difficulties (emotional and physical aspects of intimate relationships)
Lack of Motivation
Due to the lack of face-to-face interaction, some students find it hard to focus during online classes. The physical absence of teachers or classmates takes away the sense of urgency and motivation that students need to attend classes on time, meet deadlines, and make progress.
Azure for Students Starter gets you started with the Azure products you need to develop in the cloud. There is no cost to you. This benefit provides you access to a free tier of the following services: Azure App Service. Azure Functions.How do I activate Azure for students? ›
- Step 1: Access the Azure for Students page. Link: https://aka.ms/azureforstudents.
- Step 2: Identify yourself. You then need to sign in or sign up with a Microsoft account. ...
- Step 3: Academic verification. ...
- Step 2: Identify yourself.
Nearly 70% of all survey respondents said it took them less than 3 months to prepare for the AZ-104. Only about 15% of all IT professionals said it took them more than 5 months to pass the Azure Administrator exam.Is Microsoft discontinuing Azure? ›
We're retiring Azure VMs (classic) on September 1, 2023 - Azure Virtual Machines | Microsoft Learn. This browser is no longer supported. Upgrade to Microsoft Edge to take advantage of the latest features, security updates, and technical support.How many times we can write Azure exam? ›
First of all, if a candidate fails on the first attempt, he/she has to wait 24 hours before retaking the exam. Secondly, if he/she fails on the 2nd attempt, then they should wait for 14 days to retake the exam. A candidate can take a maximum of 5 retakes in a year.Is Azure virtual machine free for Students? ›
Creating a Student Account
Go to the Microsoft Azure Website. 2. Click on Start free button.
Data Transfer between Azure Availability Zones
Azure data transfer within the same availability zone is free of charge, while data transfer between two different availability zones now incurs a cost of $0.01 per GB.
Which database is free in Azure? ›
You can create a free version of Azure SQL Database using PowerShell. You can have only one free Azure SQL Server database per region, it reverts to Standard Edition after 365 days.What are the two types of scaling on Azure? ›
Two main ways an application can scale include vertical scaling and horizontal scaling. Vertical scaling (scaling up) increases the capacity of a resource, for example, by using a larger virtual machine (VM) size. Horizontal scaling (scaling out) adds new instances of a resource, such as VMs or database replicas.How many assignments does Azure support per subscription? ›
You can have up to 4000 role assignments in each subscription. This limit includes role assignments at the subscription, resource group, and resource scopes. You can have up to 500 role assignments in each management group.What are Azure SLA Credits? ›
What are service credits? A service credit is the percentage of the fees you paid that are credited back to you according to the claim approval process. An SLA describes how Microsoft responds when an Azure service fails to perform to its specification.Do Azure credits expire? ›
Your credit is expired
When you sign up for an Azure free account, you get a Free Trial subscription, which provides you $200 Azure credit in your billing currency for 30 days and 12 months of free services. At the end of 30 days, Azure disables your subscription.
- [Instructor] The exam may test your knowledge of the identity types available in Azure Active Directory. And for the exam, there are four different identity types that you'll want to be familiar with: the user, service principle, managed identity, and device.What are the three types of subscription? ›
- Fixed usage subscription. The fixed usage subscription model offers a set price for a fixed quantity of goods or services over a set time frame. ...
- Unlimited usage subscription. ...
- Pay-as-you-go-subscription. ...
- Freemium model.
Public Cloud vs Private Cloud vs Hybrid Cloud | Microsoft Azure.How do I connect visual codes to Azure? ›
- Open VS Code.
- Select Extensions on the left-side corner.
- In the search box, enter Azure Account .
- Select Azure Account and select Install.
- Restart VS Code to load the extension.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+P, and select Preferences: Open User Settings (JSON).
- Go to Azure Devops and select the project for your deployment.
- Click Pipelines.
- Click the pipeline. For example, the infrastructure pipeline.
- Click Run Pipeline. Note. ...
- In the Run Pipeline dialog click Run. Azure Devops will queue the job and start the redeployment.
How do I run codes in dev tools? ›
- Focus your cursor anywhere inside of DevTools.
- Press Control + O (Windows/Linux) or Command + O (Mac) to open the Command Menu.
- Type the ! character followed by the name of the snippet that you want to run.
- Press Enter to run the snippet.
Access Developer Tools
Right-click a page and select "Inspect Element". This displays the HTML code for the element you clicked. Select View > Developer > Developer tools.
DevTools stands for Developer Tool. The aim of the module is to try and improve the development time while working with the Spring Boot application. Spring Boot DevTools pick up the changes and restart the application. We can implement the DevTools in our project by adding the following dependency in the pom.How do you freeze elements in DevTools? ›
In order to “freeze” the browser, we will need to first open devTools, and then use F8 (fn + F8 on osx) to pause script execution whenever you want. The debugger will pause, and you'll be able to inspect the elements on the screen in their current state, Simple as that!
Change where DevTools is docked by using the Command Menu
Or, press Shift + Ctrl + P on Windows/Linux or Command + Shift + P on macOS.
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + P opens a quick autocomplete search for panels, drawers and all the features within DevTools. Cmd/Ctrl + P opens a drawer with all available files used on the current page.Is Azure Dev Tools for Teaching free? ›
Your Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription provides you with access to certain software developer tools. These tools are available to download for free.What tools does Azure DevOps use? ›
Azure offers multiple DevOps tools for configuration management including Ansible, Chef, Puppet and Azure Automation. Monitor infrastructure health and integrate into existing dashboards in Grafana, Kibana or the Azure portal with Azure Monitor.What are the 4 key components of DevOps? ›
- CI/CD framework.
- Source control management.
- Build automation tools.
- Code testing framework.
Serverless360, Application Insights, Azure Monitor, and Service Bus Explorer are our top solutions for Azure Monitoring. Overall, Serverless360 is the best tool to manage and monitor your Azure Serverless Components.
Does learning Azure require coding? ›
You do not need coding skills to use Microsoft Azure.
The Microsoft Azure web portal provides all the functionality you need to manage your cloud infrastructure without previous coding experience.
A private certificate that's free of charge and easy to use if you just need to secure your custom domain in App Service. A private certificate that's managed by Azure.