Microsoft Imagine

Imagine is a Microsoft initiative to support technical education, allowing students and teaching staff to download a range of fully licenced development tools and software for free.

DreamSpark poster of a student working on a laptop with the title I live to code

Imagine Standard

All students and teaching staff can browse and download a selection of useful development tools including:

  • Visual Studio Professional
  • Windows Server
  • SQL Server
  • Expressions

Imagine Premium

Engineering and Informatics, Maths and Physical Sciences and Life Sciences also have access to additional software such as:

  • Visual Studio Ultimate
  • Windows
  • Visio
  • Sharepoint server

Licence restrictions

Software you download from Imagine is fully licenced but there are some conditions on its use. Please make sure you are aware of the restrictions by reading the licence agreement.

Get started

Go to Imagine
  • Click the button to go the Imagine Sussex login page
  • Click on Start shopping at the bottom of the page
  • Login with your IT username and password

You can then browse the products that are available and download the ones you need.

Change of name

Microsoft Imagine was formerly known as Dreamspark. The name was changed in September 2016.