DreamSpark and MSDNAA Reimagined

Microsoft DreamSpark™ program launched on Feb 19, 2008 in United States, the United Kingdom, China, Germany, France, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium with the goal of jumpstarting the student developer with an offering of developer tools, at no cost. DreamSpark program has since  expanded with a high school offering and grown to over 100…

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IT Academy: High School IT Productivity Training and Certifications

Microsoft IT Academy provides High School students the latest IT Productivity Training and Certification solution with numerous resources for use in and out of class and include: IT Productivity Curriculum E-Learning Portfolio IT E-Learning multi-media course content on Information worker courses included in Microsoft Office 2010 including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook…

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Microsoft bliink…a web design competition for high school students

Now in its 3rd year, 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’. The goal of the Microsoft bliink contest is to build the student interest in technology and increasing the STEM pursuits in education and careers in…

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How can High School Teachers provide students with DreamSpark Software

DreamSpark is a program that provides verified high School and College students with professional-level developer and design software for download, at no cost.  Along with the software, the DreamSpark site includes links to FREE learning content on Windows development, Web design, Web development, and Windows Phone development.   Student verification is done through multiple means, with…

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Setting up XNA 3.1 Game Studio and Creator’s Club Academic Memberships from DreamSpark and MSDNAA

DreamSpark and MSDN Academic Alliance currently include XNA 3.1 and the Creator’s Club Academic Memberships, along with Visual Studio 2008. To install XNA 3.1 Game Studio on your PC, Ensure that your PC is running Windows 7 or Windows Vista with the latest service pack  [Both Windows 7 and Windows Vista are available in MSDN…

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Fix for Expression Encoder Screen Capture Limit to 10 minutes

Expression Encoder v4 from MSDNAA and DreamSpark incorrectly limited the screen capture on some PCs to 10 minutes. To fix this issue, download and install an updated version of the English Expression Encoder from http://bit.ly/EncoderFix. This free Expression Encoder should be installed over the current English version of Expression Encoder v4 Pro product obtained from…

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What is DreamSpark – A cheat-sheet for DreamSpark

What is DreamSpark? DreamSpark is a direct-to-student online software download mechanism for technology students to obtain the latest in professional-level software from Microsoft onto their personal computers for non-commercial use in learning and research. Visit http://www.DreamSpark.com to sign-up with your .edu email address and download software at no cost. Who gets DreamSpark Software? Any Student…

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DreamSpark provides Free Windows Marketplace for Mobile for Students

679EAVRD3PD7 Students, another great reason to develop Windows Phone applications in the Windows Marketplace for Mobile — No registration fee on the mobile marketplace – DreamSpark program waives the $99 registration fees Get the tools for developing your mobile applications from DreamSpark or MSDNAA program for FREE Windows Marketplace for Mobile is currently available in:…

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How to get Expression Media from Dreamspark and MSDNAA

SRNHDWYEDEAA Expression Studio 3 is now available for download from Dreamspark and MSDNAA programs. Expression Studio 3 includes: Expression Web: tool for creating great looking web sites that are standards based. Expression Blend: tool for interaction design for rich user experiences SketchFlow: tool to build fast easy prototypes Expression Design: tool for creating rich graphical…

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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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