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Microsoft DreamSpark

April 7, 2010

DreamSpark is simple; it’s about giving students Microsoft professional tools at no charge. IT’S EASY. one Sign In two Get Verified three Download

I am not sure everybody has heard of this site, but it is sponsored by Microsoft, and allows students like us to download free software, software that may be useful for us in the future, in coding and other projects.

The website offers numerous software programs

just an example of the few offered are:

SQL Server 2008 Developer

Microsoft Expression Studio 3

Windows Server 2008 R2

and many more

Student FAQ Overview

Whether you’re a student working through high school or working on your degree at an institution of higher education, DreamSpark is here to help you achieve all your dreams.

We have broken up the FAQ into specific sections for both types of students below. To get online support, please look at the common questions on this page, or following a link below to find additional help.

University Student FAQs

Are there any limitations on the way I use the Microsoft tools I get through DreamSpark?
This software is the complete and professional grade versions of the tools, but you must use them in pursuit of increasing your education, skills, and knowledge in either science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or design.
I just thought that I would let fellow students know that this is an incredible resource for us as students, and it can save some well needed money for other expenses as well.
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Theresa permalink
    April 7, 2010 5:31 pm

    That’s an interesting selection of Microsoft products available on the site. They included SQL Server, Windows, Visual Basic, etc. I’d say that these are apps that most students don’t use. Was there anything about more mass appeal apps, like Office or Visio…? I’d be interested in that!!! 😉

  2. pselzie permalink
    April 7, 2010 9:37 pm

    I agree with Theresa; however, I still think it’s pretty amazing to find a company like Microsoft giving away free stuff. Thanks for the link!

  3. jurisfiction permalink
    April 8, 2010 12:46 pm

    That’s good to know about for the future. As far as Office goes, there’s Open Office, which is an open source version of the types of programs included in Office. Unfortunately, Open Office isn’t always supported…I know Angel doesn’t, or at least, didn’t last semester.

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