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DreamSpark
« on: October 06, 2008, 05:59:07 PM »
What is DreamSpark?

Microsoft DreamSpark enables students to download Microsoft developer and design tools at no charge.

Now, for the first time, Microsoft is giving its valuable software developer and design tools directly to students worldwide at no charge! This site enables students like you to download professional-level Microsoft developer and design tools to unlock your creative potential and set you on the path to academic and career success, by supporting and advancing your learning and skills through technical design, technology, math, science and engineering activities.

https://downloads.ch...sdn.com/Default.aspx

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Re: DreamSpark
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 06:56:56 PM »
What is DreamSpark?

Microsoft DreamSpark enables students to download Microsoft developer and design tools at no charge.

You answered your own question ...
They have now updated the site to Windows server 2008 and SQL 2008 which is good news (for a long time it was at 2005).

You can also get Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 Profressional

The complete list of products available is:

   Expression Studio 2
   IT Academy Student Pass
   Sql Server 2008 Developer
   Sql Server 2008 Express
   Virtual PC 2007
   Visual Basic 2008 Express
   Visual C++ 2008 Express
   Visual C# 2008 Express
   Visual Studio 2005 Express
   Visual Studio 2005 Professional
   Visual Studio 2008 Professional
   Visual Web Developer 2008 Express
   Windows Server 2008 Standard
   XNA Game Studio 2.0

There is also "IT Academy Student Pass" descibed as:

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The Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass is a special no-cost online learning opportunity for students. IT Academy Student Pass provides free e-learning courses to verified students who are interested in extending their technical skills with Microsoft technologies.

The IT Academy Student Pass offers 12 to 22 hours of FREE e-learning courses, aligned to the first set of topics you need to master for the first Microsoft certification exam within the track. Each track is unique, and most will require you to take additional e-learning courses to complete all of the topics you need to succeed on the certification exam.

The goal of the IT Academy Student Pass is to give you a head start by providing hours and hours of rich, award-winning e-learning content that sets the stage for the learning to come.

Students may also want to explore Microsoft technical certifications, and the IT Academy Student Pass is a perfect entry point to five different certification paths. Learn about Microsoft Certifications (http://www.microsoft...ing/mcp/default.mspx)

The IT Academy Student Pass will be available initially in English, but additional languages are being considered for future releases.

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Re: DreamSpark
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 07:28:23 PM »
You answered your own question ...

Heh! just thinking ahead..  :P

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Re: DreamSpark
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 07:39:03 PM »
Thanks for reminding me about DreamSpark. My student ID runs out next month so it is good to grab what I can, while I can. It was good to see that have actually updated the site and added latest versions. They have also included Expression Studio 2 (previously they had version 1).