Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:21 pm

Microsoft DreamSpark - Free Developer Tools For Students

Free copies of MS software (and not just express versions) for students including Visual Studio 2008 Pro, Server 2003 Stnd, Expression Studio and XNA Game Studio. Can't beat it.

DreamSpark is simple, it's all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and design tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get a head start on your career.

Who can get this right now?
We are kicking this off in 11 countries/regions, giving DreamSpark to millions of students in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Germany, France, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium. If you are not residing in one of the countries listed keep checking back, we will be adding more countries throughout the year.

Does that mean that I might not get in?
Possibly, if you are not residing in one of the countries listed, not attending an accredited university or not a member of one of the student organizations that we're connected with. But keep checking back, as we're working on adding more ways to verify your student status all the time.

What do I have to do to get this software? Not much really, just select a product and follow the steps below.

- Sign In with your Windows Live ID. If you don't have one, go get one here.

- Get verified as a student. The system is linked to schools and organizations around the world that can confirm student status. Simply choose your country and school, enter your info and hit submit.

- Download your products. Due to size of this tool, the files are quite large so make sure you have the bandwidth and enough space to bring them to your machine. We support the latest versions of both Internet Explorer and Firefox for your download.