Dreamspark here for University of Auckland and University of Canterbury
Get Your Hands on the Newest and Coolest Technologies from Microsoft For Free!!!
What is DreamSpark?
Dreamspark provides students with Microsoft professional-level developer and design tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology – or just get a head start on your career.
How do you get software via DreamSpark?
If you are a student at University of Auckland or University of Canterbury, all you need to do is log on to www.dreamspark.co.nz , enter your Student ID and download!
If you are a tertiary student at another institute, you can stil get access to the software, find out more here.
What tools are included in DreamSpark?
– Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – Our single most popular developer tool to build games, desktop apps, web sites, robotic programs etc.
– Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition – Get some experience on how to setup a secured network at home.
– Microsoft Expression Studio – Are you a creative? – design graphics, encode/edit videos, build websites, or use our templates, build Silverlight apps for the web.
– SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition – Do you want to know how large companies store their data? – Learn how to build large functional databases using SQL Server 2005.
– Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition – The predecessor to the 2008 Version – but still very comprehensive to build some powerful apps.
– XNA Games Studio – Using these tools, learn how to build games for both Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360.
– XNA Creators Club Membership – The complement to XNA Games Studio, which gives you the ability to upload your own home made games onto your XBOX360
– Visual Studio 2008 SP1
– SQL Server 2008
– Visual Studio Express 2008