What is "Azure Dev Tools for Teaching"?

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is a Microsoft license programme that aims at supporting the training of it-specialists in general and devlopers in particular. This programme enables members of the RWTH Aachen University to obtain Microsoft developer and designer tools for studying and teaching free of charge.

What kind of software is included into the programme?

  • all developer and designer tools
    for example, Visiual  Studio Professional, Visio
  • Windows Server
  • MS SQL Server
  • Windows Embedded
  • Windows Desktop OS (only upgrade, i.e. only in combination with a basic operating system)

Terms of use


Please note that according to the license agreement, these are personal licenses for the purpose of teaching. A commercial or productive use within the organistation of the university as well as transfering the rights to the third party is not permitted.

Access to the software products

Students and employees of the RWTH Aachen University can access the software products via the Microsoft web portal. In order to get access to the web portal, a Microsoft account is required. Please note that you have to use your private e-mail adress to create this account and that you have to verificate it with your @rwth-aachen.de e-mail adress.

Products intended for the usage in labs or CIP-pools can be purchased in the software-shop.


Registered users can get support from Microsoft directly via the web portal.



Zum 30.06.2019 wird im Zuge der Umstellung von Mircrosoft Imagine auf Azure Dev Tools for Teaching der alte Shop abgeschaltet.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass die dort abgelegten Seriennummern Ihrer bisherigen Bestellungen dann nicht mehr abrufbar sind.