Microsoft Azure Dev Tools (Imagine)
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools (Imagine)
Provided by Microsoft
For Students

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (previously "Imagine") offers Microsoft professional-level developer and design tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get a head start on your career.

LSU is enrolled in a campus-wide Microsoft Azure Dev Tools Standard Subscription.


  • Students: All students are eligible for Imagine.
  • Faculty and Staff: Please refer to the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools FAQ to see if your use is eligible.

Software items included:

  • Visual Studio Community (free version)
  • Microsoft Expression Studio
  • Windows Server Standard
  • SQL Server
  • XNA Game Studio
  • and more...

If you are in a STEM department, you are eligible to purchase a subscription for Azure Dev Tools from the Azure website.
If you are trying to obtain the full version of Visual Studio, please contact your departmental IT person as this is purchased separately through Microsoft Select.

If you would like to see the differences between Premium and Standard or would like purchase Premium, please refer to Microsoft Azure Dev Tools Subscription Information.

For more information, please visit the Azure Dev Tools home page.

For information on past free resources, please see: Microsoft Imagine: LSU Overview.

Published on 11/9/2020