Free Professional Development Tools for Students


A few years ago when I was getting my Bachelor’s Degree I decided to learn how to write code for mobile devices (I had Compaq Ipaq at that time that was running Pocket PC 2003 version of the software). I downloaded eVC 4 and wrote my first little program for my device. It was an exciting time! As a student I did not have much disposable income, so it was nice to know that eVC was free.

If you have not heard about it, Microsoft just started a new program to allow students to get Free Professional level Development Tools. The program is called Microsoft Dreamspark. If you are are a student, you can go to and download tools like Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition or Microsoft Expression Studio at no charge!


Luis Cabrera

Comments (3)

  1. sara says:

    Is it not available for Indian students? in Asia only China is available! that looks strange as Microsoft should encourage Indian students more….than any other country if i am right.

    Already Indian schools and Govts. moving to linux and open source due to COST, now this is the time for Microsoft to peep in. COME ON MS.

  2. i want to create application for woinwos mobile ce 6.o

    and backend is sql server 2005 so i want learn how can it possible

  3. Eltawil says:

    It’s wonderful that Microsoft is reaching out for the students. Nothing beats fresh creativity and inspiration.