Microsoft Track

Visual Studio, SQL Server, Cognitive Toolkit, Azure

  • Microsoft Visual Studio - An IDE for developing apps for Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, web, and cloud
  • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system
  • Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit - An easy-to-use, open-source, commercial-grade toolkit that trains deep learning algorithms to learn like human brain
  • Microsoft Azure - A collection of integrated cloud services for developers to build, deploy, and manage applications.

Microsoft Imagine connects students with the tools, resources and experiences they need to elevate their skills for today's working world. Whether it's building a game, designing an app or launching a project, Microsoft Imagine helps students develop their ideas and boldly bring them to life.

The institutions which subscribed this program can get Microsoft Azure for Students for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students/educators, they can develop in cloud at no cost. This student offer provides access to free-tier Azure App Services, Notification Hub, SQL Database, MySQL Database from ClearDB, VS Application Insights, VS Team Services. To activate Azure for Students, students do not need a credit/debit card to verify their academic enrollment with Microsoft Imagine. Students can get the access code (25 digit validation code) from their university Microsoft Imagine Premium OnTheHub or verify their academic enrollment by using stdmail (e.g.:

To find the webstore for school/universities: (refer to the system, we have around 88 subscribed institutions in Malaysia)

Microsoft Visual Studio Community

A free, fully-featured, and extensible IDE for creating modern applications for Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as web applications and cloud services.

Flexibility Build apps for any platform
Productivity Designers, editors, debuggers, profilers, in one single tool
Ecosystem Access to thousands of extensions
Languages Code in C#, Visual Basic, F#, C++, HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, and more

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise

Build intelligent, mission-critical applications using a scalable, hybrid database platform that has everything built in — from in-memory performance and advanced security to in-database analytics.

Industry leading Build mission-critical, intelligent apps for online transaction processing (OLTP) with breakthrough scalability, performance, and availability.
Advanced security Protect data at rest and in motion. SQL Server is the least vulnerable database for six years running in the NIST vulnerabilities database.
End-to-end mobile BI Transform data into actionable insights. Deliver insights on any device—online or offline—at one-fifth the cost of other self-service solutions.
In-database advanced analytics Analyze data directly within the SQL Server database—without moving the data—using R, the popular statistics language.
Made for hybrid cloud Get a consistent platform and tooling for easier workload mobility between your datacenter, private cloud, or Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit

The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit empowers you to harness the intelligence within massive datasets through deep learning by providing uncompromised scaling, speed, and accuracy with commercial-grade quality and compatibility with the programming languages and algorithms you already use.

Speed & Scalability The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit trains and evaluates deep learning algorithms faster than other available toolkits, scaling efficiently in a range of environments—from a CPU, to GPUs, to multiple machines—while maintaining accuracy.
Commercial-Grade Quality The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit is built with sophisticated algorithms and production readers to work reliably with massive datasets. Skype, Cortana, Bing, Xbox, and industry-leading data scientists already use the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit to develop commercial-grade AI.
Compatibility The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit offers the most expressive, easy-to-use architecture available. Working with the languages and networks you know, like C++ and Python, it empowers you to customize any of the built-in training algorithms, or use your own.

Microsoft Azure for Students

Deploy anywhere with your choice of tools. Choose how you deploy Azure—connecting cloud and on-premises with consistent hybrid cloud capabilities and using open source technologies—for maximum portability and value from your existing investments.

Build your apps, your way Use the tools and open source technologies you already know and trust, because Azure supports a broad selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, databases, and devices.
Connect on-premises data and apps Azure offers hybrid consistency everywhere: in application development, management and security, identity management, and across the data platform.
Extend the cloud on-premises Extend Azure to your datacenter with Azure Stack, and build innovative hybrid apps across the cloud and on-premises. Use the same APIs, DevOps tools, portal, and Marketplace content.