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Procedures to Activate Microsoft Imagine Service

Prerequisite

A Microsoft account is necessary for registering and using the Microsoft Imagine service.  If you already have an Outlook.com or Hotmail.com account, you can use it to login and register for the Microsoft Imagine service.  Otherwise, you can create a new account via https://signup.live.com.

Registration

  1. Go to https://imagine.microsoft.com/en-us/account.
  2. Click Create a Microsoft Imagine profile.

    create account

  3. You will be redirected to Microsoft account sign in page. Login using your Microsoft account username name and password.

    sign in

  4. Fill in your personal information as requested and click I accept.

    Click I accept

  5. Click Please verify your student status.

    please verify your student status

  6. Under Student Verification page, choose School email address to verify your student status.

    verify your student status with School email address

  7. Enter your HKU Connect email address and click Submit.

    Enter your Connect email address

  8. You will receive an email with the subject "Complete your Microsoft Imagine verification" under your HKU Connect email account. Please follow the procedure in the email to complete the student status verification.

    verification email

  9. After the verification is successfully done, you will see the following message. 
    account verified

  10. You can now use Microsoft Imagine service by accessing the link https://imagine.microsoft.com/en-US/catalog using your registered Microsoft account.
     
  11. For FAQs, please refer to https://imagine.microsoft.com/en-US/support/faq.