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  • Why is Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (for Microsoft Azure Education) missing?

    Windows Server 2016 Datacenter is available, but it seems that Windows Server 2019 Datacenter was removed in October 2018 (because of problems with Microsoft bugs) but was never put back onto the Education Software site for student download.

    Can you PLEASE put Windows Server 2019 Datacenter back into Microsoft Azure Education Software so individuals with student accounts can download and active the Windows Server 2019 Datacenter software?

    We only have access to Windows Server 2016 Datacenter/Essentials/Standard (old software), but we need access to the NEWEST Windows Server 2019 Datacenter/Essentials/Standard so we can begin learning to use Windows Server 2019 Datacenter!

    Please get this fixed!


    Friday, June 7, 2019 4:08 PM

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  • WHY is Windows Server 2019 Datacenter/Standard/Essentials missing from our Microsoft Azure Education accounts?

    This software was previously available (via Dreamspark & Microsoft Imagine) last October, and now that everything is being migrated to Microsoft Azure Education, it seems that ALL the latest/newest software has been removed and is "missing" for 5+ months now, and students can't access the latest/newest software from Microsoft Azure Education!

    Students have been complaining for over 6+ months now, and Microsoft STILL hasn't fixed this!

    Please get the following software added to Microsoft Azure Education immediately so students can begin using and learning with Microsoft software:

    - Windows Server 2019 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials (previously available on Dreamspark/Imagine but is now missing, please re-add this)

    - Windows Server 2016 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials

    - Windows Server 2012R2 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials (previously available on Dreamspark/Imagine but is now missing, please re-add this)

    - SQL Server 2019

    - Microsoft Exchange Server 2019

    - Windows 10 Professional

    How are students supposed to LEARN when they don't have access to the software and Microsoft fails to update Microsoft Azure Education with the latest software?  

    Dreamspark was great, and then when it was "re-branded" to Imagine, it was ok, but now that it is Microsoft Azure for Education ALL the latest software is missing and it seems to be useless and we need the very latest software for students and education (and for teaching) and when students can't access the software, its impossible for students to LEARN and use Microsoft Software for education (and student learning use).

    Please get Microsoft Azure Education FIXED, and please get the following software added to Microsoft Azure Education IMMEDIATELY for ALL students:

    Windows Server 2019 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials (previously available on Dreamspark/Imagine but is now missing, please re-add this)

    - Windows Server 2016 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials

    Windows Server 2012R2 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials (previously available on Dreamspark/Imagine but is now missing, please re-add this)

    SQL Server 2019

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2019

    Windows 10 Professional




    • Edited by TDtrader Friday, June 7, 2019 4:30 PM
    Friday, June 7, 2019 4:26 PM
  • Microsoft Imagine is no longer working! 

    imagine.microsoft.com is no longer working, and is now being re-directed to Microsoft Azure Education

    Students previously had access to Windows Server 2019 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials (5+ months ago) using their Microsoft Imagine accounts (migrated from DreamSpark), but now ALL STUDENT ACCOUNTS have been disabled and are being "redirected" to Microsoft's NEW "Microsoft Azure Education" but even after our students have migrated (and verified) their student accounts ALL THE SOFTWARE IS MISSING!!   Windows Server 2019 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials is missing, Exchange 2019 is missing, SQL 2019 is missing, Windows 10 Professional is missing.  Also older software like Windows Server 2012R2 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials is also missing.  Please get ALL of this software re-added back into Microsoft Azure Education!

    Please get Microsoft Azure Education FIXED, and please get the following software added to Microsoft Azure Education IMMEDIATELY for ALL students:

    Windows Server 2019 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials (previously available on Dreamspark/Imagine but is now missing, please re-add this)

    - Windows Server 2016 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials

    Windows Server 2012R2 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials (previously available on Dreamspark/Imagine but is now missing, please re-add this)

    SQL Server 2019

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2019

    Windows 10 Professional

    It's been well over 6+ months now, and we still haven't been able to get Microsoft to FIX this!  Please fix the "broken" Microsoft Azure Education" and please get all the newest/latest software added to Microsoft Azure Education so students can begin using and learning on Microsoft Azure Education!


    • Edited by TDtrader Friday, June 7, 2019 4:44 PM
    Friday, June 7, 2019 4:42 PM
  • Windows Server 2019 keys are NOW MISSING from Student Accounts after they migrate from Microsoft Imagine to Microsoft Azure for Education!

    This problem has been happening for about 5+ months now, and we NEED this fixed!


    Microsoft MIGRATED ALL MICROSOFT IMAGINE STUDENT ACCOUNTS to the NEW Microsoft Azure Education, and NOW Students are unable to download or access Windows Server 2019 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials in the new Microsoft Azure Education portal, and ALL the newest/latest Microsoft Software is MISSING in the Microsoft Azure Education portal for students!  (PLEASE GET THIS FIXED!)

    For 5+ months students have been complaining, and we still can't get Microsoft to FIX THIS!

    Please get Microsoft Azure Education FIXED, and please get the following software added to Microsoft Azure Education IMMEDIATELY for ALL students:

    Windows Server 2019 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials (previously available on Dreamspark/Imagine but is now missing, please re-add this)

    - Windows Server 2016 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials

    Windows Server 2012R2 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials (previously available on Dreamspark/Imagine but is now missing, please re-add this)

    SQL Server 2019

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2019

    Windows 10 Professional

    It's been well over 6+ months now, and we still haven't been able to get Microsoft to FIX this!  Please fix the "broken" Microsoft Azure Education" and please get all the newest/latest software added to Microsoft Azure Education so students can begin using and learning on Microsoft Azure Education!

    Friday, June 7, 2019 4:59 PM
  • It seems that Windows Server 2019 has been COMPLETELY REMOVED from Microsoft Evaluation Center, and also from Microsoft Azure Education, as well as Microsoft Developers Network.

    And ANY attempts to download Microsoft Windows Server 2019 have been futile, because it seems to have been REMOVED EVERYWHERE!

    PLEASE GET THIS FIXED!!

    Please get Microsoft Server 2019 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials added back into Azure Education, so that students can begin downloading/using/learning and developing for Microsoft Server 2019 Datacenter / Standard / Essentials for learning, development and educational use!




    Friday, June 7, 2019 5:50 PM
  • Thanks for letting us know. I am taking a look now and will update shortly. 
    Friday, June 7, 2019 7:29 PM
  • I took a look and it seems it is available 

    What type of Azure Subscription do you have? Free Trial, Pay as you go, Visual Studio, etc

    Friday, June 7, 2019 7:34 PM
  • So it's NO LONGER available for learning or education (for students), but instead it is now ONLY available as a new "subscription based" tier (that students MUST pay for?), and now is only available for certain students with a particular new PAID "Azure Subscription" tier?  (So it's no longer available for free for student/learning/development use for learning/education, but now requires a "Paid Subscription" for students to access)

    Previously everything was available for education/learning under Dream Spark, then was still available under Imagine, but now it seems everything is missing under this new "Azure Education".

    I guess it's only available to "certain individuals" now, and it seems that Microsoft must have changed their Microsoft Education Software program, and is no longer offering the software for free to students for learning/education.

    It seems that now Microsoft is new requiring a new subscription/paid tier (that students must PAY for), to access Microsoft Software for education/learning.  That's extremely unfortunate.

    I was hoping that it was a mistake, but unfortunately it looks as though Microsoft is no longer offering their software to students for learning/education use (for free).

    Good to know, thanks!

    It still seems VERY strange that Windows 2019 Server is not even available for Evaluation though:

    The download link for the Evaluation points to this URL here:

    The download link for the Evaluation points to this URL here:

    http://aka.ms/WSRelaunchBlog

    Which seems to "redirect" to (this Blog page here):

    https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/11/13/update-on-windows-server-2019-availability/

    It just seems "odd" that we can't even use the download link to download an evaluation, and that the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 for evaluation use, and that it simply "redirects" to the blog posting/link above, which continues to state that it's unavailable (see below):


    It just seems "odd" that we can't even use the download link to download an evaluation, and that the download link for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 (even for free evaluation use), and that it simply "redirects" to the blog posting/link above, which continues to state that it's unavailable.



    • Edited by TDtrader Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:16 AM
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:54 AM
  • Is there something wrong with the URL download link for "Windows Server Evaluations" for "Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019" (which states "unlimited") but when you attempt to download, it shows "Your evaluation may be accessed here:" but then points to:  "Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019" (with a URL link that points to http://aka.ms/WSRelaunchBlog), 

    Which seems to re-direct to the "Update on Windows Server 2019 Availability Blog page here:

    https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/11/13/update-on-windows-server-2019-availability/

    Which seems to continue to point/re-direct to the blog post above, and doesn't seem to give us ANY ability to even access or download the evaluation ISO/Azure or even access the Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V software for Evaluation!

    • Edited by TDtrader Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:20 AM
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:09 AM
  • Apparently "Windows Server", "Hyper-V Server", "Team Foundation Server", "Windows 10", "SQL Server Enterprise", "Microsoft Project" and "Visual Studio Enterprise" are NO LONGER available for student, learning, education or student development use (for students), but instead it is now ONLY available as part of a new PAID "Azure subscription based" tier (that students MUST pay for?), and now is only available for certain students with a particular new PAID "Azure Subscription" tier?  (So it's no longer free and no longer available for FREE FOR STUDENTS/learning/development use for learning/education, but now instead is ONLY available with a new "PAID SUBSCRIPTION" tier, to access the software and ALL students are now required to pay for a "Paid Subscription" to use the Microsoft software for "learning", and Microsoft has ended the FREE "Student Learning" program (Dreamspark / Imagine) for students to use Microsoft software for learning/education/development).

    That's TERRIBLE NEWS for students!  Previously everything was available for FREE for ALL students education/learning under Dream Spark program, then was still available for FREE for ALL students under Imagine, but now it seems everything is missing and NOTHING is available for students under this new "Azure Education" for students.  (Everything now requires a PAID SUBSCRIPTION to use software for learning/education/development use by students and Windows Server, SQL Server Enterprise, Visual Studio Enterprise, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, and Sharepoint server are no longer available for learning/student use for free under this new Azure "student" program anymore).

    It seems that Microsoft has completely ended it's previous "Dreamspark" and "Imagine" programs, and now rolled out a new "STUDENTS MUST NOW PAY A SUBSCRIPTION" to use Microsoft software for learning/education/development purposes, and it is no longer available for free to students (as it was previously under "Imagine" and "Dreamspark") and now Microsoft wants students to PAY (a monthly subscription) to use their software for learning/education.

    It seems Microsoft has completely ended it's "Free Software" (under Microsoft DreamSpark and Microsoft Imagine) for education/development purposes, and now EVERYTHING (Windows Server, SQL Server Enterprise, SharePoint Server, Hyper-V Server, Visual Studio Enterprise, etc.) EVERYTHING (that was previously included for FREE for student/education/learning use in Microsoft DreamSpark and also previously included for FREE for students in Microsoft Imagine) but now is no longer "free" for students/education, but now instead requires ALL students to now pay a new "monthly subscription" fee, to access Microsoft Software for "learning and development" purposes, and that the "free" DreamSpark and previously "free" Microsoft Imagine for students programs are now completely gone, and have ended.

    If you look at the link to the former/previous FREE "Microsoft Imagine" program (for students/learning), it seems that the "Microsoft Imagine" program is now completely gone, and now "redirects" to the new "Microsoft Azure PAID SUBSCRIPTION" system that is no longer free for students and now requires students to now PAY A SUBSCRIPTION to use the same exact Microsoft Software (that used to be free for student/education/learning purposes) but it now requires a MONTHLY PAID SUBSCRIPTION for the same exact software.

    The "Microsoft Imagine" program seems to now re-direct to the NEW "Microsoft Azure Education" PAID SUBSCRIPTION program and new NEW Pay-As-You-Go SUBSCRIPTION (and Microsoft Imagine has now disappeared):

    https://imagine.microsoft.com/en-us

    The "Free" software for students and education/learning (Microsoft DreamSpark & Microsoft Imagine) has now completely ended and is now gone!  (and has now turned into a NEW "PAID SUBSCRIPTION" model that ALL students must now pay for to use for student learning/education/development purposes).

    • Edited by TDtrader Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:15 AM
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:56 AM
  • Looking around I believe it would be best to contact support on this issue

    https://azureforeducation.microsoft.com/en-us/institutions/Contact

    You are posting a lot of details and a lot of duplicate information which is making having a conversation a bit difficult. I believe support will better be able to dig into the issue and be able to provide you with more information around what is available for Students vs what is not. 

    There has been a good amount of rebranding around Azure for Students so personally I am not sure of all that has changed vs not. 

    Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:51 PM
  • Any luck getting in touch with support on this?
    Friday, June 14, 2019 10:41 PM
  • Hi, It seems that I meet the same problem, Is there anything I can do to find out the reason?

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:44 PM
  • I am also unable to access Windows Server 2019. My available software list looks like yours, not what Micah McKittrick posted :( Really disappointed to still be unable to access this.
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:04 AM