BETT 2012: Microsoft DreamSpark


As part of the Curriculum pod on our stand at BETT 2012, in addition to Learning Suite, Partners in Learning Network, Skype in the Classroom and the IT Academy, we will be showcasing Microsoft DreamSpark.

If you are not familiar with this offering, DreamSpark is essentially a free suite of development and design software from Microsoft and is available for all UK Students, of all ages.

DreamSpark is simple, it’s about giving all students access to Microsoft professional-level developer and design tools at no charge so they can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology – or just get a head start on their career!

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How to access DreamSpark
Accessing DreamSpark simple, just select a product and follow the steps below:
  • Sign In with your Windows Live ID. If you don’t have one, you can get one on the login page which you will get to after you have chosen which product you want
  • Simply choose UK as your country and your school, and hit submit
  • Download your products. Due to size of this tool, the files are quite large so make sure you have the bandwidth and enough space to bring them to your machine. The latest versions of both Internet Explorer and Firefox are supported for your download

You can also sign up your whole school for DreamSpark for FREE. More information is available via the FAQ section.

If you have any questions about Dreamspark, visit our stand at BETT 2012 (D30 & D40).

Comments (2)

  1. David Pritchard says:

    This is a bit incorrect, going on the dreamspark website and signing up now requires you to pay eithier $99 or $499. Our head of ICT came to Bet Saturday, so you can see why we are so confussed, as they said this was free, now there is a cost?

    ICT Admin & Helpdesk

    dpritchard@theockendonacademy.com

  2. Tim Bush says:

    Dreamspark is still free, although we have also launched a version called Dreamspark Premium that includes some additional software. We do charge for DreamSpark Premium.

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