Microsoft bliink is about providing a opportunity for Aspiring Technologists in US high schools to create websites that ‘Imagine a future made better by technology’.
Microsoft bliink competition aims to build student interest in technology by providing a contest to explore web design and an oppurtunity to be creative with technology.
Expression Studio software for use by students and teachers in the Microsoft bliink competition is provided in 2 ways:
- Through the MSDNAA-High School program [sign-up]
- MSDNAA-High School is an institutional offer to any secondary school in the US [sign-up]
- sign-up instructions are provided here
- Latest, full featured, professional-level design and development software provided is licensed for use by teachers, students and labs. Students and teachers can also install the software on their personal machines, at no cost.
- Through DreamSpark program
- DreamSpark is a direct-to-student software program, at no cost to students.
- Latest, full featured, professional-level design and development software provided is licensed for use by students (on their personal machines)
- Every student who registers in the Microsoft bliink competition (beginning Jan 5th) is sent an DreamSpark access code that will grant you 12-month access to all the full version software available at http://bit.ly/DSDownload.
- Once you get the access code from Bliink registration confirmation email,
- Navigate to: http://bit.ly/DSActivate
- Login with your LiveId [Create a LiveID if you do not have one]
- Enter your unique, one-time use access key
- Download Expression Studio software for the Bliink contest and any other software available in DreamSpark for your learning
- Get training material and other learning resources from http://bit.ly/TechHandson
if you have any questions about Bliink contest or the getting the Expression Studio software, contact us at
- Facebook: On the Discussion page at Facebook at http://bit.ly/facebookTech
- Twitter: http://bit.ly/TweetBliink #Bliink
- Ask Technical questions about Microsoft web platform and Expression Studio at: http://bit.ly/ExWebSupport[http://social.expression.microsoft.com/Forums/]