Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

The distribution website allows students, faculty members and staff to purchase software at significant discounts off standard retail prices or even get certain products at no cost.

Some of the products are hosted on the local network.

Products available as local Download: (Free)
MS Visio
MS Project
MS Visual Studio
MS Access
MS Windows

  • Open your Internet browser (IE or Firefox works best) and paste the following link in the address bar: 'ftp://firga:firgaftp1@ftp.sun.ac.za/Microsoft'.
    Download the appropriate file
    and save to a temporary space before extracting and running the setup.exe file.
    For ISO image files you might need to install a ISO reader first. Use a tool like Virtual CloneDrive to install the software without having to create any disks. This program can create a virtual drive and open the image files (.iso). Download Virtual CloneDrive at 'ftp://firga:firgaftp1@ftp.sun.ac.za/VirtualCloneDrive'.
  • Install the Software..