UK Imagine Cup Finalist Konstantin Delov looks at the opportunities available with free Azure for Students

Imagine Cup is a global student technology program and competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications, games and integrates solutions that can change the way we live, work and play. Konstantin Delov is an Exeter University student and…

Microsoft Supports the iDEA Programme in Partnership with the Duke of York

Getting young people into the digital industry and entrepreneurship Microsoft Ventures in the UK recently announced a new partnership with the Nominet Trust and the Duke of York to help support the iDEA Programme, which aims to support more than one million young people to pursue their own ideas, develop their digital skills and get to…

Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 via

Originally posted by Lee Stott, Microsoft UK Faculty Connection DreamSpark subscribers can download Visual Studio FREE of Charge from either their Institutional DreamSpark ELMS store or direct from Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and deliver modern, connected applications on all of Microsoft’s platforms. From Windows Azure…


DreamSpark Getting Started Guide: Faculty

We know first-hand the power of a student’s ideas (hello, Bill Gates?). That’s why we created DreamSpark, to give ambitious students a break and help kick-start their careers.  Every educator, student and school lab can take advantage of DreamSpark for learning, teaching and research to get the best, professional-level design and development tools – at…


Exciting Learning: Interactive lessons

For the students of today, technology is highly captivating and engaging. It makes learning exciting, creates a buzz about lessons and work assignments and supports both you as a teacher and your students as learners. We encourage the use of technology in education, but ultimately understand that a good education comes from good teaching and…


DreamSpark – Automating distribution of software to your labs and students via ELMS

There are two options to distribute products to your students. The first, and most commonly used, leverage the e-Academy License Management System (ELMS) Webstore that comes with your subscription. ELMS is a Web-based software distribution system that program administrators can tailor to their department’s needs. ELMS is provided as a free benefit to DreamSpark member…


DreamSpark for students – here’s what you can do

Imagine you want to build your own house; you’ve managed to acquire your piece of land, got your planning permission and grabbed a few raw materials. Now, do you grab your trowel and bricks cementing away with just a vague idea of what you want your finished house to look like? Of course you wouldn’t….


DreamSpark – your questions answered

Since its introduction in 2001, students and educators around the world have utilised DreamSpark to support and advance their learning and skills through technical design, technology, maths, science and engineering activities. This software equips them with the tools they need to succeed during their academic experience and the skills they will need after graduation. DreamSpark…


What is DreamSpark?

DreamSpark is a platform that offers free software and tools to support students – it’s the place to get all our developer and designer tools for free. In this video, students, lecturers and IT Professionals explain what DreamSpark is and how it can be used.   What is DreamSpark?  


DreamSpark for Institutions: FAQ’s for Customers

Microsoft DreamSpark provides no-cost access to Microsoft designer and development tools for verified students and educators around the world, to support and advance their learning and skills through technical design, technology, math, science and engineering activities. Academic subscription volume licensing customers receive an online subscription to DreamSpark at no additional cost for instructional use by…