DreamSpark Adds Free Design, Developer Tools for Students

dreamsparkMicrosoft Dreamspark has recently added new designer and development tools. The program now includes Expression Studio 3, Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2, and XNA Game Studio 3.1. All are now available as no-cost downloads to all eligible high school and university students.

Microsoft currently has the following 16 tools available:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • XNA Game Studio 3.1
  • Microsoft CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft Expression Studio 3
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express
  • Microsoft Virtual PC
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition

DreamSpark is for current university or high school student. Qualifying students can download professional Microsoft developer, designer, and gaming software through DreamSpark at no charge. Student can use Microsoft tools to unlock creative potential and set them on the path to academic and career success by advancing your learning in the areas of technical design, technology, math, science, and engineering. It doesn’t matter what classes you’re taking right now, just as long as you’re a current student in a verified, accredited School and use the tools in pursuit of advancing your education in one of these areas.


Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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