Welcome to the Microsoft Faculty Portal for educators in IT.

From here you can access a huge range of information, resources and support from Microsoft, and find out more about our efforts and activities in the challenging and ever-changing world of IT education, we now have dedicated web presences for the following

For Educators

Faculty Connection

Our main faculty resource site, with a wealth of information, tools, training and other resources to support you throughout the year, including teaching aids, video, articles and software to help you deliver your curriculum.

Faculty Connection Blog

Keep up to speed on the constantly changing world of IT, especially the issues affecting educators and students, with news and developments from Microsoft's technology experts and Faculty Team staff.

Faculty Connection LinkedIn Group

Join our network for IT education professionals and meet, share information, even collaborate with colleagues and Microsoft experts.

MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA)

This subscription-based service is the easiest and most inexpensive way for academic departments to deploy the latest Microsoft software in labs, classrooms, and on student PCs.

For Your Students


Whatever their level, whatever their interest – students can visit Dreamspark, get verified and download all the latest and greatest software tools from Microsoft at no cost.

Student Partners Scheme

A one-year programme where students can indulge their enthusiasm for the subject and get a head start in their careers. Help your students build their experience and strengthen their CVs by making them aware of the Microsoft Student Partners scheme.


Ask your students to like our Microsoft Students Facebook page. We have a vibrant community based around the latest and greatest developments in technology where they can discuss technical stuff, or just find things involving technology with Microsoft and like-minded students.


For graduating students with entrepreneurial ambitions, BizSpark provides an invaluable resource by giving software start-ups access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with investors, incubators, government agencies and hosters, and providing marketing visibility for their products and services.