For Students

Microsoft Software

The UNCG Department of Computer Science is affiliated with the Microsoft Imagine Premium (formerly known as: DreamSpark Premium and MSDNAA) program. Through this program, Computer Science students can obtain Microsoft developer tools, platforms, and servers for use in coursework, independent learning, or research. A partial list of available software includes:

  • Visual Studio Enterprise
  • SQL Server Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Visio Professional
  • Project Professional
  • Access Professional
  • $100 in free Azure online credits

Many other software packages are also available. Software can be obtained online at the UNCG Computer Science Imagine Premium Download Site or through the student coordinator listed below.

Note that the UNCG – Mathematics & Statistics, and Standard UNCG Imagine websites are maintained separately. They are linked here for convenience.

Students and Faculty also have access to Microsoft Office 365 through the UNCG Portal here:   Students and Faculty can either run the online versions of Microsoft Office or download and install the desktop versions.   Microsoft Office 365 uses your UNCG username and password, not linked to your login credentials for the Imagine Premium website.

More information can be obtained from the web sites linked above, or from the department’s Microsoft Imagine student coordinator:

For Spring 2019
Student Coordinator: Kathryn Reardon
Email: kcreardo @
Office: Petty 157
Office hours: Tuesdays 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Thursdays 1:00pm to 3:30pm