Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (originally Microsoft Imagine)

MET College is a member of Azure Dev Tools for Teaching – a program that supports technical education by providing access to most Microsoft Software for learning, teaching and research free of charge. All current MET students are granted access to download.
For any questions not addressed below, please call 617-358-5401 or email METIT@BU.EDU

How to login

  1. Go to the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Login Page.
  2. Click on the blue “Sign In” button. Use your BU e-mail and password to login.
  3. Accept the subscription terms on the following page

Note: The software distributed from Azure Dev Tools for Teaching will work for Windows based machines only. The software will not run on MAC machines.

Navigating the Software Page

  1. Make sure to select the “Software” option from the left hand menu.
  2. Use the search field to find your desired software or scroll through the list that is provided.

Downloading an Application

  1. Click on the item that you wish to download.
  2. Click the Download button in the lower right hand corner of the window. It may take a moment to appear while the store front gets any additional information ready.
  3. If you should need a license key for your download, click on the “View Key” button on the right hand side of the window.

Note: Most programs are downloaded as disk images (ISO files). Check the instruction bellow on how to use ISO files.
ISO Images
IMG and ISO files are complete images of physical media (CD or DVD) that contain all of the files and folders in a particular package.
To install any software package from an image, the image itself must first be “mounted” by the Operating System. Depending on version of Windows you have this can be accomplished in several ways.
Windows 8 and 10
Right-click the ISO file, choose “Open With…” and pick “Windows Explorer” from the list. It should then mount the ISO for you and show its contents (files/folders) as if you have a DVD.
Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
Install the Virtual Clone from Slysoft – a free virtual mounting software; for more information about this app Click Here. This utility enables users of Windows XP, Vista, and 7 to mount ISO disk image files as virtual CD-ROM drives.  Useful if the computer or notebook does not have a CD/DVD drive. Download the file and execute it.
Other installation options
Burning the image directly to USB drive. This is particularly useful for those people who have Netbooks or other computers without a writable DVD drive.
Download the free version of the ISO-to-USB Software.  Install and run.
Burning the image directly to DVD making sure to specify the source type as “image”. Once the burning of the image is complete, the physical media can be inserted into the computer and will be recognized like any other DVD. You must have a writable DVD drive.
Click Here for a free disk burning program, Active@ ISO Burner, available by

Once you have successfully mounted your image, you can then launch the software install.
– For an installation using a bootable media you created, you need to restart your computer and boot from USB or DVD.
– For an executable installation you need to launch the application from the mounted image.