Microsoft Azure Dev Tools

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools is a software licensing program for schools and colleges that teach and utilize technology. USC Viterbi School of Engineering is a participant. Through this program, eligible USC students, faculty, and staff have access to numerous Microsoft software developer and design tools, operating systems, and other products at no cost, subject to the terms of the program. It also allows eligible individuals to install these tools on their personal computers.

The current subscription is valid through April 1, 2025. It is not guaranteed that the subscription will be renewed after that date.

Software is provided for instructional and non-commercial research use only. Students may continue using these products for non-commercial purposes even after graduation.

Access is given to students, faculty, and staff who meet certain requirements. Eligible individuals will sign in using USC NetID login credentials.

Partial list of available software

  • Windows 11, Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019
  • Visual Studio 2022, Visual Studio 2019
  • Visual Studio 2019 for Mac
  • Access 2021, Access 2019
  • Visio Pro 2021, Visio Pro 2019
  • Project Pro 2021, Project Pro 2019
  • SQL Server 2019

Note: Microsoft Azure Dev Tools does not provide Microsoft Office at this time. A free copy of Microsoft Office is available to current USC faculty, staff, and students at

Frequently Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions for Use:

You may not give copies of downloaded software to anyone else. Other qualifying students must obtain software through the dedicated Viterbi Microsoft Azure Dev Tools website.

In order to install certain components of the Product, you may need a Product Key. The Product Key will be assigned solely to install or access the authorized software. You may not disclose the Product Key information to anyone else.

You may use the software for instructional or non-commercial research purposes. You may not use the Program software for any for-profit software development.

When you no longer meet the eligibility criteria above, your access to the dedicated Viterbi Microsoft Azure Dev Tools will be disabled. However, you may continue to use previously installed products on your computer, provided you continue to follow program guidelines.

If you violate the terms of the EULA and the Amendment to the EULA, or the terms and conditions, you may be required to remove the software from your personal-use computer and subject to further disciplinary action.

By clicking on 'I Accept', you agree to the terms of the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools End User License Agreement (EULA), the Amendment to the EULA, and the above terms and conditions for usage of the Microsoft software.

Published on November 13th, 2017

Last updated on April 1st, 2024