Friday, November 07, 2008

Microsoft Dreamspark : Free software for students

Good news for those who arent part of the MSDNAA, you can get free software for development from MSFT.

Addressing students and academicians at IIT Delhi – where the DreamSpark program was unveiled - Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corp, said, “We want to do everything we can to equip a new generation of technology leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to harness the magic of software to improve lives, solve problems and catalyze economic growth. Microsoft DreamSpark provides professional-level tools that we hope will inspire students like you to explore the power of software and encourage you to forge the next wave of software-driven breakthroughs.”

Microsoft developer tools

  • Visual Studio 2005 Express
  • Visual Studio 2005 Professional
  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional
  • Visual Basic 2008 Express
  • Visual C++ 2008 Express
  • Visual C# 2008 Express
  • Visual Web Developer 2008 Express
  • XNA Game Studio 2.0
  • 12-month free Academic membership in the XNA Creators Club

Microsoft designer tools

Expression Studio 2, including

o Expression Web

o Expression Blend

o Expression Design

o Expression Media

Microsoft platform resources

  • SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • SQL  Server 2008 Express
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Virtual PC 2007

Training Resources

  • IT Academy Student Pass

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1 comment:

Abhishek Nandakumar said...

Most of us would LOVE Microsoft a whole lot more, if they gave us a copy of Windows Vista Home Premium instead of that whole bundle there.