How can Students get access to MSDN AA software

Any eligible STEM-D (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business and Design) student is eligible to get all the software and tools in the MSDN Academic Alliance program from their department - any STEM-D department in which you are currently taking any class.

Here are 3 options for you to get MSDN AA software:

  1. Find out if your school is currently a member of the MSDN Academic Alliance Program at (be entering the state and city of your school)

    • if your department (any department in which you are currently taking any class) is listed, just contact your faculty or IT department to get you signed-up to download the MSDN AA software onto your PC. ALL students enrolled in any course in the STEM-D department are eligible to get ALL of the MSDN AA software onto their personal PCs.

      • Once your department's MSDN AA Program Admin sets up your account, just  'Get Software Link' to login and download the software you need.

    • If your department (any department in which you are currently taking any class) is NOT listed, approach the department IT admin or faculty and have then sign-up for MSDN AA at

  2. Search for any Student Club registered with MSDNAA (or STEM-D department) in your city at

    • Approach the Student club, provide proof of your enrollment in a STEM-D class and request a login-into their MSDN AA software distribution mechanism.

    • If you have a student club that is not a member of the MSDN AA program, have them sign-up for MSDN AA at http://msdnaa .net

  3. Are you a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) or the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) or National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

If your STEM-D department or student club is not a member of MSDNAA, do ask them to sign-up at

Comments (2)

  1. Dear Sirs.

    Congratulations for your very informative blog! My problem: I am a new registered student at UAM University in Madrid. I have my email account. I have sent twice my application for an MSDNAA user/password to the administration Jesus Lopez Codino, since July the 23th. I do not know the reason but he has leaved on vacation without adding me as a user. I would like to take one certification by september and I will need some progrmas from MSDNAA repository. I have activated my dreamspark account already.

    Could you help me? Could you add me as an MSDNAA user on UAM E-ACADEMY SITEo perhaps in your own site for one month or more period of time?

    Your faithfully

    Manuel Cornejo

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