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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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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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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How to download and install Microsoft Software from MSDN AA

MSDN – Academic Alliance (MSDN AA) Program is the easiest and most inexpensive way for students and faculty in the technology and design fields to get the latest Microsoft software they need. MSDN AA is a per department license and any student registered to take a course in the STEM-D (Science, technology, Engineering, Math and…

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How to upgrade from TFS 2008 Eval to TFS 2008 RTM

When upgrading the Team Foundation Server 2008 Evaluation version to a production “live” server, there is a need to enter the product key. Because the volume license media included in MSDN AA is pre-PID’d (i.e. embedded in the media itself), finding the product key is a bit involved. Download the Team Foundation Server volume licensing…

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