Free Software

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Microsoft free software downloads.

Several software/OS provides have programs that allow students and faculty to download software programs for academic-related, non-commercial purposes.

  • Microsoft Azure (formerly MSDNAA)
  • On-the-Hub (formerly Imagine)
Landing Page.

Downloading Software

  1. Go to the login page:
    1. CAEDM landing page for On-the-Hub and Microsoft Azure
      1. Select either OnTheHub OR Microsoft Azure Dev Tools
  1. Log in using your CAEDM account; no additional setup is required.

System requirements

  • Sufficient disk space to download and setup the products you download (this is often at least double what is required)
  • A fast internet connection
  • A Windows computer
  • A web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer/Edge are supported)
  • Also, be sure to read the license for each software product, as it is different from commercially-acquired software. Most of the licenses prohibit for-profit work with the software.
  • Thin Clients may not have sufficient disk space to download files from MSDNAA. Use one of the scanner computers.

Solidworks FREE for students

For those interested in obtaining a free student license of Solidworks, please go to

And those interested in taking free Solidworks certification exams, please email Include your major, your year in school and NetId

Other Free Software

BYU also offers additional free software for students, faculty and staff. For example, it has free Symantec AntiVirus Protection for Windows and Mac for students.

To download the software available through BYU visit the following URL: