M365 Developer Instant Sandbox

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Getting started on your m365 developer journey

Activate your Free Microsoft 365 E5 instant sandbox now

Cut your configuration time from days to seconds. Be your own administrator and prototype apps and solutions on your fully pre-provisioned sandbox subscription.

  • Includes 25 user licenses for development purposes
  • Preconfigured for sideloading Teams apps
  • Fully loaded sample data with 16 sample users, user data, and content to help you model your solutions.
  • Easy access to pre-provisioned core Microsoft 365 workloads and capabilities (Windows not included), including:
    • All Office 365 apps
    • Everything you need for Power Platform development
    • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
    • Advanced analytics with Power BI
    • Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) for compliance and information protection
    • Azure Active Directory for building advanced identity and access management solutions


Need help getting started creating your m365 developer account?

We have this following tutorial which will walk you through creating your m365 and power platfrom developer accounts. Getting Started with a Power Apps Community Developer Account members who created an instant sandbox on or after September 30, 2022, may be unable to sign into their subscription with their admin accounts because they have expired. Members with existing instant sandboxes created before September 30, 2022, are not affected.

What can you do if you are unable to sign into your instant sandbox with your admin account?

If you created your instant sandbox on or after September 30, 2022, we have automatically pre-expired   to enable you to set up a new one. Please go to your Microsoft 365 Developer Program dashboard, sign in with your Developer Program account, and choose Set up subscription to get your new instant sandbox. After you set up your new subscription, please sign in with your admin account within 14 days.

Does the subscription also include a subscription to Azure?

The Microsoft 365 Developer Program subscription does not include a subscription to Azure. Commercial transactions, such as purchasing additional paid services, are not supported. The subscription is only for developing and testing your solutions. To receive free access to Azure services, if your a student setup your FREE Azure for Student Subscription

About the Microsoft 365 Developer Program

As a Microsoft 365 Developer Program member, you are part of a community of Microsoft 365 platform experts and professional developers, with whom you can share information and learn from to develop your skills.

In addition to an instant sandbox, the Developer Program provides the following benefits:

  • Personalized content recommendations on your dashboard.
  • Access to members of Microsoft 365 platform engineering teams, MVPs, and community members.
  • Microsoft announcements and events
  • Communication about our latest tools and resources to help you in your development
  • Access to community calls, meetups, and workshops

Be sure you opt in to receive communication through the program. Go to the settings in your profile and check the box to opt-in into receive program communications.


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