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Details of the DreamSpark Program:

The Microsoft DreamSpark program, available at http://channel8.msdn.com, launched in 10 countries - Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S. For more information on the products and how the program will expand to high school students, please visit PressPass for more details.

Products: Students will be able to download any of the following software products via Channel 8: Microsoft developer tools· Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition· Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition· XNA Game Studio 2.0· 12-month free membership in the XNA Creators Club Microsoft designer tools Expression Studio, including:· Expression Web· Expression Blend· Expression Design· Expression Media Microsoft platform resources· SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition· Windows Server, Standard Edition

· Keep in mind, software is being provided to students for non-commercial use in particular academic activities but can be used on CodePlex and Imagine Cup.
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#1
Good if you are a student, if not you can download and order free cds of Linux from many companies such as unbuntu.
#2
jocksteeluk
Good if you are a student, if not you can download and order free cds of Linux from many companies such as unbuntu.

What are you moaning about?. It clearly states in the title "FOR STUDENTS" . And as for the "you can download and order free cds of Linux from many companies such as unbuntu" statement,:giggle:
Voted Hot mate Nice1:thumbsup:
#3
jocksteeluk
Good if you are a student, if not you can download and order free cds of Linux from many companies such as unbuntu.


I fail to see how Linux can be compared to Visual Studio and C++ etc. If you want to program in these languages then linux (Operation system) is not going to be of any use.

Its like your comparing a car to driving lessons. Doesnt work.
#4
Great, except my uni aint on there :¬(
#5
Mines isnt there either. :-(
#6
same with portsmouth ... not on there :(
#7
I've got a NUS Extra Card (which is meant to work also as an ISIC) but the site wouldnt accept it.

Emailed them - explained what was happening and the auto-approved me for a login by a link sent by Microsoft support - so I suggest that you do the same using your academic email - that'll end in .ac.uk ?

They probably take that as proof - Microsoft seem to be falling over to give away their products. I joined the Microsoft Acountant Network (which was free - but was work related as I working in IT and interface software to accounts packages (albeit rarely)) which got me a free Office 2007 Small Business Edition and Microsoft Accounting.
#8
Posted a month ago - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/147778/microsoft-gives-away-free-software-/

Search is your friend. :w00t:
#9
[COLOR="Blue"][SIZE="3"][FONT="Fixedsys"]https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/FAQ/Students.aspx[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]
[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="5"]Why isn't my school or organization listed as a verification source here?[/SIZE][/COLOR]
We’re working as fast as we can to get everyone on board. If your school isn’t on the list, we have several alternate student identity providers (IDPs), such as the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) you can use to verify your student status. If you’re still at a dead-end, here’s what you can do: have your IT Department check out the “University Administrator FAQs” to find out more about including your school or organization. After all, we don’t want to leave anyone out.We’re working as fast as we can to get everyone on board. If your school isn’t on the list, we have several alternate student identity providers (IDPs), such as the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) you can use to verify your student status. If you’re still at a dead-end, here’s what you can do: have your IT Department check out the “University Administrator FAQs” to find out more about including your school or organization. After all, we don’t want to leave anyone out. If you think you’re legit and still can’t get through, click on the Contact Us link located in Student FAQ Page and complete the inquiry form so we can see if we can figure out how to help you out.


The retail student rate for recently released Visual Studio 2008 Professional (Educational) is £149.00 - Free Delivery in UK just by Googling. Enrol at your local colleage for an evening class if you are really desparate for this kind of stuff. No I am not doing such thing myself.



[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="3"]What are the steps for DreamSpark Student Status Verification? [/SIZE][/COLOR]
There are just five easy steps and we’ll walk you through the whole thing. Here’s how it works: DreamSpark automatically directs you to the Online Student Status Verification process on your first time through the site. If you’re not signed in to your Windows Live ID account, the DreamSpark site will first direct you to the Windows Live ID sign-in page. Next you’ll visit the DreamSpark Online Student Status Verification page. The steps in the DreamSpark Online Student Status Verification process are:
Select your continent on the map.
Select your location.
Select your verification source (i.e. your school, organization or your student identity provider) from the verification source list.
Click “Select and Continue.”
Your verification source site appears as a pop-up window, prompting you to enter your student ID credentials (e.g. user name and password) provided by your school, organization or student identity provider.
Once you complete the above steps, you’ll automatically go back to the previous DreamSpark site page you last visited.

[COLOR="Red"]In addition, in the spirit of “one stop shopping”, you can also download from this site the following software currently available on [url]www.microsoft.com[/url] at no charge): [/COLOR]
SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition
XNA Game Studio 2.0 (with 12-month Creators Club trial membership)
Virtual PC
#10
Thanks for this, I had access to the MSDN academic alliance but it stopped working and now i can see why, this took over. Glad this was re-posted as i missed it the first time.
#11
Moved to freebies.
#12
indiacharlie
I've got a NUS Extra Card (which is meant to work also as an ISIC) but the site wouldnt accept it.

Emailed them - explained what was happening and the auto-approved me for a login by a link sent by Microsoft support - so I suggest that you do the same using your academic email - that'll end in .ac.uk ?

.


Hey

That same thing is happening to me. I tryed to email them but my outlook isnt working.

Whats their email address?

Thanks
#13
Sounds good to me but then I "borrow" most of my software and hardware from work, it'd be nice if MS would hurry up and bring out a working copy of SQL Server 2008, I want to see what changes they've made to SSIS (and if they've fixed the same old bugs).
#14
mikeuk2004;1759853
I fail to see how Linux can be compared to Visual Studio and C++ etc. If you want to program in these languages then linux (Operation system) is not going to be of any use.

Its like your comparing a car to driving lessons. Doesnt work.
Actually, you can run .NET applications on Linux using Mono. Also, C++ isn't platform-specific, and any editor and compiler will allow you to learn the language and create applications. There are also plenty of free development environments for Windows, let alone the free MS VS Express series which is essentially a cut-down VS2008.

The comparison between Linux and VS is obviously not going to work; but between Windows Server 2003 + VS it does. It's like comparing an winning an Atom with buying a Mercedes; when you get the Atom it's free and made to your specifications, whereas the Merc is pre-built and you have to pay for the addons.
#15
My University wasnt listed, but I could use my Athens account to login....
#16
They are trying anything now to get support for poor software.

http://www.ubuntu.com
#17
I downloaded it. But I don't know what's the function of the programme.
#18
Kyle_identity
I downloaded it. But I don't know what's the function of the programme.


What did you download? There's a stack of stuff on the MS site. Or was it Ubuntu as posted above.

Whatever it was, you now have to learn how to use them.
#19
thanks OP heat and rep added
#20
For those that are interested and are NOT STUDENTS then you might be interested in the fact that MS are giving Visual Basic Express Edition 2008 for free.

Also for free is

Visual Web Developer 2008,
Visual C# 2008
Visual C++ 2008
SQL Server 2005

http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/#webInstall

Even give you the option to donwload a DVD to install offline.
#21
Zebra3
What did you download? There's a stack of stuff on the MS site. Or was it Ubuntu as posted above.

Whatever it was, you now have to learn how to use them.


I downloaded Microsoft Video Studio.
What is it for ??
#22
Voted cold for the reason of limited availibility.

Im a college student, and each of the unis im looking at arent there.
banned#23
jamesterror
Voted cold for the reason of limited availibility.

Im a college student, and each of the unis im looking at arent there.


well i'd vote YOU cold since you cant read... you can log in with your athens ID and also your NUS id go back and look at alternate verification.
#24
I really want to try Windows Server 2008 - wish they gave that away free! It's meant to be a good Vista.
#25
Nice, useful for my friends doing computing.

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