Terms & Conditions

1. Services.


a. Right to use. We grant you the right to access and use the Services in accordance with this Agreement to design, develop, and test your applications to make them available for your Microsoft 365 online services, on-premises deployments or for the Microsoft In-product Store and/or AppSource. You may not use the Services for production use.

b. User Plan. Each user of the Microsoft 365 Developer portion of the Developer Services must be allocated an individual User Plan, whether they access the service directly or indirectly.

c. Manner of use. You may not:

i. reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or work around technical limitations in the Services, except to the extent that applicable law permits it despite these limitations;

ii. disable, tamper with or otherwise attempt to circumvent any mechanism that limits your use of the Services;

iii. rent, lease, lend, resell, transfer, or sublicense any Services or portion thereof to or for third parties, except as explicitly permitted herein or in license terms that accompany any Services component;

iv. use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement; or

v. use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Microsoft service, or the network(s) connected to any Microsoft service, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Services.

d. Updates. We may make changes to the Services from time to time, including: the availability of features; how long, how much or how often any given feature may be used; and feature dependencies upon other services or software.

e. Preview features. We may make features available on a Preview basis. Previews are provided “AS-IS”. Previews may be subject to reduced or different security, compliance, privacy, availability, reliability, and support commitments, as further explained in the Privacy Statement, and any additional notices provided with the Preview. We may change or discontinue Previews at any time without notice. We also may choose not to release a Preview into “General Availability”.

2. Software.


a. Using Microsoft Software outside the Service. Microsoft may provide you with Microsoft Software through or as a part of the Developer Services. Termination of use of or access to the Developer Services or the termination of this Agreement terminates your right to possess or use any such Microsoft Software; and the suspension or termination of a User Plan terminates that user’s right to possess or use any such Microsoft Software that was acquired through, is attached to, or otherwise requires that User Plan. You must delete all copies of such Microsoft Software licensed under this Agreement and destroy any associated media upon the termination of the associated possession or usage rights. Microsoft may provide you with Microsoft Software for use outside the Developer Services and with (1) the Developer Services or (2) programs you develop using the Developer Services. If the Microsoft Software is provided with its own license terms, those license terms control provided that they are modified by the preceding portion of this Section 2(a) in case of conflict. If the Microsoft Software does not have its own license terms, then you may install and use any number of copies of the Microsoft Software to design, develop, and test your applications. This subsection does not apply to Microsoft Software addressed in subsection (b) below.

b. Software on Documentation Portal. Software accessible on the Documentation Portal is made available by the designated publisher under the associated license terms. If Microsoft Software is accessible on the Documentation Portal without license terms, then subject to subsection (c) below you may use it to design, develop, and test your applications. If any such Microsoft Software without license terms is marked as “sample” or “example,” then you may use it under the terms of the MIT License.

c. Scope of rights. All Microsoft Software are the copyrighted works of Microsoft or its suppliers. All Microsoft Software are licensed not sold and may not be transferred unless specified otherwise in any license terms provided with the Microsoft Software. Rights to access Microsoft Software on any device do not give you any right to implement Microsoft patents or other Microsoft intellectual property in software or devices that access that device.

d. Third party software. You are solely responsible for any third party software that you install, connect, or use with any Service. We will not run or make any copies of such third party software outside of our relationship with you. You may only install or use any third party software with any Service in a way that does not subject our intellectual property or technology to any terms governing such software. We are not a party to and are not bound by any terms governing your use of any third party software. We do not grant any licenses or rights, express or implied, to such third party software.

e. Open source software as part of the Service. If the Service uses or distributes any third party software with open source software license terms (“Open Source”), then such Open Source is licensed to you by Microsoft solely to allow you to interact with the Service under terms of this Agreement. Copies of those applicable Open Source licenses and any other notices, if any, are included for your information only.

f. Application programming interfaces. Microsoft will not assert any of its patent rights on account of your products calling application programming interfaces that it publishes on the Documentation Portal (“APIs”) in order to receive services from the Microsoft product that exposes the APIs.

3. Microsoft Content.


All Microsoft Content is the copyrighted work of Microsoft or its suppliers, and is governed by the terms of the license agreement that accompanies or is included with the Microsoft Content. If the Microsoft Content is made available to you on the Documentation Portal without a license agreement, then you may make a reasonable number of copies of the Microsoft Content for your internal use in designing, developing, and testing your applications. You must preserve the copyright notice in all copies of the Microsoft Content and ensure that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear in those copies. Accredited educational institutions, such as K-12 schools, universities, and private or public colleges may download and reproduce Microsoft Content for distribution in the classroom for educational purposes.