DreamSpark Getting Started Guide - Faculty


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DreamSpark Getting Started Guide - Faculty

  1. 1. 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 low cost to schools. We want to help you make their dreams come to life with the real coding experiences they need to build their skills and get ready for their future career. A great place to start is microsoft visual studio professional—the full suite of tools—to help your students build apps, games and sites in HTML, C++, C#, Ruby, Java and more. Subscribe to DreamSpark at www. dreamspark.com/institution/ subscription.aspx and start helping your class get ahead. Get the tools to help your students get ahead.
  2. 2. Why DreamSpark? Microsoft Visual Studio Professional is a great place to start—get videos, tutorials, sample code and more at www.dreamspark.com THESE ARE THE TOP DEVELOPER TOOLS, NOT TRIAL VERSIONS used by the pros to build real games and apps that make a real difference. LOW COST? NO-BRAINER. School subscriptions include lab licenses as well as two copies of each product for students and faculty at no charge— with awesome resources like expert help and tutorials, coding camps and app contests—to help your students build their first windows apps. MICROSOFT IS NOW LEADING THE REST with cutting-edge tech in Kinect and Xbox Games—and with flat, user-centric design on the Windows Phone and Windows 8 OS. THE WINDOWS STORE IS A WIDE- OPEN FIELD that isn’t already overcrowded, like a lot of the other app stores. Everything they need to code like pros- at low cost.
  3. 3. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL Help your students develop impressive resumes while they’re still in school at www.dreamspark.com There’s no catch—put pro tools in your students hands. TECH SKILLS ARE HOT You and your students will learn the most sought-after technical skills at some of the hottest companies driving the most powerful platforms in social media, cloud computing, enterprise software, mobile apps, tools and games. STEM STUDENTS ARE IN DEMAND These students are getting ahead fast with jobs right out of school—plus, everyone knows students have launched some of the world’s game-changing brands and services, like Microsoft, Facebook, WordPress, Napster, Dell, FedEx and more. PAY LIKE STUDENTS, CODE LIKE PROS Just enroll your school in a DreamSpark subscription and you’ll get access to 30 to more than 500 software titles depending on your subscription level, including: • Visual Studio Suite • Windows Phone SDK • SQL Server • Windows Server • Robotics • Kinect for Windows SDK • and more
  4. 4. Three simple steps to get low-cost access. DreamSpark school subscriptions give faculty and labs low-cost access to top-level software and tools for learning, teaching and research. REVIEW SUBSCRIPTION OFFERING There are two subscription levels: Standard and Premium. Review the chart to find out which offering is right for you. Just one price to get all the software you need for the whole institution (students, faculty and labs). CHECK ELIGIBILITY Check out what subscription your academic institution is eligible for. Every student, educator and lab in your entire institution can take advantage of DreamSpark Standard software for developers and designers, with a single subscription. DreamSpark Premium is only for qualified higher-education science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) departments and gives you access to over 500 Microsoft software titles. Each eligible department requires a subscription. ENROLL Go to www.dreamspark.com/ institution/subscription.aspx to enroll in the subscription that is right for your school. You will be able to access your subscription software only once the order processing has been completed. This can take from several days to a few weeks, depending on the time required to check for eligibility and submit your payment.
  5. 5. Subscribe today to get started with Microsoft Visual Studio Professional and a whole lot more at www.dreamspark.com © 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. THE NEXT GENERATION OF APPS AND GAMES IS THEIRS. That’s why we’re helping you unleash their ideas with pro-level tools and deep support to get their creations onto screens around the world. DREAMSPARK GIVES YOU THE POWER to bring your students all the creative potential of Microsoft development software, with student app contests, coding camps, tutorials, expert help and free resources to get their first Windows app built and published. THEY ALSO GET FREE MEMBERSHIP in the Xbox Live game portal, Windows Phone Dev Center and Windows Store, for free access to sample code, how-to’s and tools, events and expert advice. Everything they need to build the future.