I am very pleased to announce that Microsoft will be making its developer and designer tools available at no charge to college students in 10 countries around the world – in the first phase of the new Microsoft DreamSpark™ program. DreamSpark will be live as of Feb 19 in United States, the United Kingdom, China, Germany, France, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium. Additional country rollouts are planned throughout the year with full availability expected within 12 months. While this is initially an offer for university students, we might expand this on a broader basis. Watch this space for more information!
Students will be able to download any of the following software products via Channel 8 (channel8.msdn.com) and will have to go through a quick online third party-driven authentication process to validate their student status. Once this is done, they will be able to download the software of their choice– one title or all. Here's the current set of downloads...
Microsoft developer tools.
· Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
· Visual Studio 2005 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.
· Windows Server, Standard Edition
· SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
For more information you can go HERE!
I don't know how many of us our students but this is one to pass on! See more details here