Microsoft Development Software

Article Type: General Information 


  • I am a North Hennepin Community College faculty, employee or student. Can I get Microsoft software products for my personal computer or laptop for free?


Microsoft software such as, Visio, Project, Windows 10, SQL Server, Visual Studio, etc. are available through Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.

Tips: It will be helpful to have a good high-speed Internet connection for download of software. It may take some time to complete download of software files. Some of the download files may be large, so ensure your computer has enough space.

  • Step 1) Go to
  • Step 2) Click the Sign in button. You will be prompted to agree to the terms by selecting the corresponding checkbox. If you do not wish to receive additional information, tips, and offers uncheck the corresponding box. Log in using your MinnState login credentials:

     StarID password

  • Step 3) Under Education Get Started, click on Software and search for your preferred application.

Azure software

  • Step 4) From the search result list, click on the application you would like to download and click the Download button located in the right pane. 
  • Step 5) Once the download is complete open the software application. You will be prompted for a Product Key. Click on the View Key button, then copy and paste the Product Key to activate your software license. Make sure to save the Product Key during the activation process.

software screenshot



Article ID: 113222
Wed 8/5/20 8:21 PM