Free Microsoft Software
The College of Engineering pays for a Microsoft Imagine subscription which allows students in the College of Engineering to access free Microsoft software. In order to qualify to download the software you must be a student at the University with a CADE Lab user account and access to your CADE Lab email address (
Most Microsoft software other than Microsoft Office is available to students for free through our subscription. This includes various Windows operating systems, Visual Studio, Visio, Project, and many more.
Microsoft Office is not included in the Microsoft Imagine Premium subscription paid for by the College of Engineering. However, it is available for free to University of Utah students through the Microsoft Campus Agreement maintained by the Office of Software Licensing.
The free Microsoft software is accessed by creating an account associated with your @eng.utah.edu email address on the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching portal, and then signing in to the portal with that account. From the portal you can download installers or ISO images for the various software packages and obtain license keys if they are required by the specific package.
Instructions for accessing the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching portal can be found here.
The license keys provided on the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching portal are controlled by Microsoft, not by the CADE Lab. We have no ability to issue new keys through the Portal. If you need an additional key for a specific software package, visit the Engman Lab Help Desk (WEB L210b) and we can likely provide one for you in person.