IEEE and ACM availability of Windows 7 from MSDNAA

The MSDN Academic Alliance program was established seven years ago as a membership service to provide access to MS platform and development tools to STEM departments at educational institutions throughout the world. In 2008, Microsoft extended availability of MSDN AA to organizations such as IEEE and ACM whose mission was to support the educational and…

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Expression Studio 3, XNA Game Studio 3.1 and Robotics Studio 2008 R2 on Dreamspark for student download

DreamSpark https://www.dreamspark.com is a program that provides no-cost access to Microsoft designer and development tools and training for verified high school and university students around the world, to support and advance their learning and skills through technical design, technology, math, science and engineering activities. This program equips tomorrow’s developers with the professional tools to inspire…

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Microsoft Surface SDK in MSDN Academic Alliance

The Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 SP1 Workstation Edition (x86) along with the Microsoft Surface User Experience Guidelines documentation is available in MSDN Academic Alliance and is broadly distributable to students via MSDNAA ELMS. The below snapshot of my ELMS download center (example: http://msdn04.e-academy.com/ms_cdhs) shows the Surface SDK 1.0 and Windows 7 Professional edition available for…

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Professional Developer Conference discounted Registration for Students and Faculty

The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is Microsoft’s premier gathering of leading-edge developers and architects to share information about cutting-edge technologies. http://microsoftpdc.com/ This November, PDC is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California between November 17-19, 2009, with pre-workshop conferences on November 16th. The full conference Pass is $2,095 and is being discounted…

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Making Windows 7 available to Students from their school/department download centers

Windows 7 Client Retail Professional Edition English (x86 and x64) and Windows 7 Enterprise Edition English (x86 and x64) are available in MSDN Academic Alliance since August 6th for download by MSDN AA Administrators.  Today (Aug 13), Windows 7 Client Retail Professional Edition English (x86 and x64) are available in ELMS (e-academy License Management System)…

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Windows 7 is available through MSDN Academic Alliance

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional is now available in MSDN Academic Alliance. Next week Windows 7 will be available through ELMS download for student distribution. Windows 7 Client Retail Professional Edition (English) is included for student distribution in both the x86 and x64 variety. For lab installs, Windows 7 (x86 and x64) Enterprise Edition (English) is included with the…

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Dreamspark US with simplified Student Enrollment Verification

DreamSpark V2 for US has launched yesterday, June 15. It simplifies the enrollment verification system for higher-Ed students in US. The existing verification methods continue to work -  a) Shibboleth-based verification by Universities (for Universities that are part of the InCommon federation)  and  b) Live@edu domain based verification (for Schools that use Live@edu).   Higher-Ed…

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Which one to get – MSDN or TechNet?

I was  just asked the  question -  which one to  get MSDN  or TechNet  subscription? Both MSDN and TechNet  subscriptions include  Microsoft  software that  is licensed per  user.  MSDN Premium and TechNet Plus contain roughly the same software titles, though TechNet Plus does not include any Visual Studio or Expression products. TechNet Plus subscriptions also…

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DreamSpark: How to get Verified for the Microsoft Dreamspark software in US?

All Students at all accredited higher education institutions in US are eligible for DreamSpark at  https://www.dreamspark.com. There is no specific work necessary on the school’s part to ‘enroll’. Given that there is No single method of verifying a student status across all higher-ed institutions in the US, there are a number of mechanism that DreamSpark…

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How to get XNA Creator’s Club Academic Memberships from MSDNAA

XNA Game studio 3.0 is now part of MSDNAA and is also available in ELMS for  students, faculty and  lab machines. With just the XNA  Game Studio 3.0youcan create games for Windows or Zune. XNA Creator’s Club membership is however needed to create games for the Xbox 360, to release Xbox 360 games to Community…

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