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FAQ for DreamSpark EES licensed customers

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    • DreamSpark for Institutions FAQ for CustomersContentsOverview and Customer Benefits.............................................................................................................2 1. What is DreamSpark? ......................................................................................................................2 2. What are the benefits of the DreamSpark program?...........................................................2 3. Where is Microsoft DreamSpark currently available? ........................................................3 4. Why is DreamSpark being offered to Academic VL Subscription customers? ..........3 5. How does this benefit my students? ..........................................................................................3 6. My institution has an academic VL agreement. How do I take advantage of the online subscription of DreamSpark?..................................................................................................3 7. How do my STEM departments take advantage of an online subscription of DreamSpark Premium? ...........................................................................................................................4 8. What happened to Developer AA? ..............................................................................................4 9. What happened to Designer AA?.................................................................................................4 10. What happened to High School AA? ......................................................................................4 11. What software will be included in the DreamSpark program? ..................................5Use Rights ..........................................................................................................................................................6 12. What are the allowed uses of DreamSpark subscription software? .........................6 13. What are the restrictions on use of the software? ...........................................................6 14. What are the restrictions around the use of the Windows operating system license available through DreamSpark Premium? .......................................................................6 15. Can students continue using the software upon graduation? .....................................6 16. Where can I obtain the complete use rights? .....................................................................7 17. What if I have other questions about DreamSpark? .......................................................7
    • DreamSpark for Institutions FAQ forCustomersOverview and Customer Benefits 1. What is DreamSpark? 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 their teachers and students organization-wide in their classrooms and labs. In addition, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) departments in higher education institutions may qualify for an online DreamSpark Premium subscription at no additional cost as a benefit of their Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) or Open Value Subscription – Education Solutions (OVS-ES). For a listing of the type of coursework that qualifies as Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, please see the table later in this document. 2. What are the benefits of the DreamSpark program? Much more than a software subscription, membership includes:  DreamSpark software subscription that includes Microsoft platform, server and developer tools software as well as betas, new releases and tech support.  Special license rights allowing an organization or department to install DreamSpark software on any number of departmental lab machines for instructional and research purposes.  The ability for students taking at least one credit course offered by the member organization or department to install the software on their personal machines for use in coursework and personal development projects.  Instant online access to all DreamSpark content.  No-charge access to e-academy’s License Management System (ELMS) for automated distribution of software and product keys to eligible users via the Web.
    •  The ability for students or faculty to make one backup copy of the software on their own device solely for use as a backup.3. Where is Microsoft DreamSpark currently available?Microsoft DreamSpark is available worldwide. If it’s not available in your country, pleasevisit dreamspark.com for more information about how to get your school set up.4. Why is DreamSpark being offered to Academic VL Subscription customers?Microsoft believes in the power of technology to transform education, foster localinnovation and enable jobs and economic growth for everyone. Microsoft DreamSparkis just another way of helping this next generation of young leaders seize theopportunity to harness the transformative magic of software. By offering DreamSparkwith a VL subscription agreement, we provide customers with a cost-effective way to getall of Microsoft’s productivity, collaboration, and developer tools under a singleagreement.5. How does this benefit my students?With the DreamSpark Membership, your students get the professional-level developerand designer tools they would use to build real sites, apps, and games for XboxLive®/360®, Kinect™, Microsoft Windows® Phone, and more. Students get a head starton a career, or do better in class. Tomorrow’s tech superstars can be found in dormrooms and in Microsoft tech clubs on campuses around the world. They will createthousands of next-gen apps, tools, and games. That’s why we’re giving students andinstitutions the top development and design tools to be used for instructional use at nocharge.6. My institution has an academic VL agreement. How do I take advantage of the online subscription of DreamSpark? New customers signing any of our academic VL subscription agreements will receive information about how to activate their online subscription of DreamSpark in their volume licensing program welcome letter. Existing subscription customers have received notification about DreamSpark and information about how to transition from their current MSDNAA membership to a new DreamSpark membership at their next renewal. There is no impact to their existing membership. For any questions about your existing subscription or this transition, please contact: www.dreamspark.com/Support/RSC
    • 7. How do my STEM departments take advantage of an online subscription of DreamSpark Premium?STEM departments covered with an academic VL subscription agreement are eligible toreceive a subscription to DreamSpark Premium at no additional cost. If you believe yourdepartment is eligible, talk to your reseller about how to activate your subscription.8. What happened to Developer AA?Developer AA isn’t gone—it’s simply been renamed to DreamSpark Premium. All of thetitles that were previously available through Developer AA are still available. If you youcurrently have a Developer AA subscription through MSDNAA, you can continue toaccess software titles as you did before.9. What happened to Designer AA?Helping students who want to be designers is critical, but we wanted to find a way tomake this easier for institutions, so we have changed up the program. Instead ofDesigner AA membership, institutions can get a new DreamSpark membership thatgives them access to all of Microsoft’s development and designer tools. If yourinstitution currently has a Designer AA membership, you can continue to enjoy thosebenefits until your membership expires. When it’s time for you to renew, you will betransitioned to a new DreamSpark membership.10. What happened to High School AA?If your school currently has a High School AA membership, you can continue to enjoythose benefits until your membership expires. When it’s time for you to renew, you willbe transitioned to a new DreamSpark membership.11. Who qualifies as a STEM department?To be eligible for a DreamSpark Premium membership, your department must have acore focus in at least one of the following areas.Engineering Health sciencesAgricultural · Biomedical · Chemical · Civil Biological engineering · DentistryComputer · Electrical · Fire protection Epidemiology · Health care · MedicineGenetic · Industrial · Mechanical · Military Nursing · Pharmacy · Social workMining · Nuclear · Software Veterinary medicineAstronomy Formal ScienceAstrophysics · Cosmology Computer science · LogicGalactic astronomy · Planetary geology Mathematics · StatisticsPlanetary science · Stellar astronomy
    • Biology ChemistryAnatomy · Astrobiology · Biochemistry Acid-base reaction theories · AlchemyBiological engineering · Biophysics Analytical chemistry · AstrochemistryBehavioral neuroscience · Biotechnology Biochemistry · CrystallographyBotany · Cell biology · Cryobiology Environmental chemistry · Food scienceDevelopmental biology Geochemistry · Green chemistryEcology · Ethnobiology Inorganic chemistry · Materials scienceEvolutionary biology (introduction) Molecular physics · Nuclear chemistryGenetics (introduction) Organic chemistry · PhotochemistryGerontology · Immunology · Limnology Physical chemistry · RadiochemistryMarine biology · Microbiology Solid-state chemistry · StereochemistryMolecular biology · Neuroscience Supramolecular chemistryPaleontology · Parasitology · Physiology Surface science · Theoretical chemistryRadiobiology · Soil biologyTheoretical biology · Toxicology · ZoologyEarth sciences PhysicsAtmospheric sciences · Ecology Applied physics · Atomic physicsEnvironmental science · Geodesy Computational physicsGeology · Geomorphology Condensed matter physicsGeophysics · Glaciology · Hydrology Experimental physics · MechanicsLimnology · Mineralogy · Oceanography Particle physics · Plasma physicsPaleoclimatology · Palynology Quantum mechanics (introduction)Physical geography · Soil science Solid mechanics · Theoretical physicsSpace science Thermodynamics · Entropy General relativity · M-theory Special relativity12. What software will be included in the DreamSpark program? Software for Production Use DreamSpark DreamSpark PremiumOperating Systems Windows Client Windows ServerDeveloper & Design Tools Visual Studio Professional Visual Studio Premium Visual Studio Ultimate Expression Windows EmbeddedApplications Visio
    • Project OneNote Servers SQL Server BizTalk Server SharePoint ServerUse Rights 13. What are the allowed uses of DreamSpark subscription software? Software acquired through the DreamSpark subscription may be used by your institution’s students, faculty, or staff:  to develop, support, conduct, or take courses, labs, or programs offered by the institution  in non-commercial research on behalf of the institution  or to design, develop, test, and demonstrate software programs for the above purposes 14. What are the restrictions on use of the software? DreamSpark software may not be used for commercial purposes or to develop or maintain the institution’s own administrative or IT systems. 15. What are the restrictions around the use of the Windows operating system license available through DreamSpark Premium? The Windows operating system license available through DreamSpark Premium is an upgrade license and may only be installed on a device that already has a Windows Operating system installed on it. It may be installed on a “naked PC” only if the device is owned or leased by the institution and the device will at all times remain physically located in the labs operated by the STEM department with a DreamSpark Premium subscription. 16. Can students continue using the software upon graduation? The institution must stop providing DreamSpark subscription benefits to students, faculty, or staff when they cease being eligible, per the use rights. However, students who have received software under the DreamSpark subscription may continue to use
    • the software when they are no longer students (either upon graduation or leaving theschool) provided they do so in accordance with the use rights.17. Where can I obtain the complete use rights?For complete terms and conditions, please visit www.dreamspark.com to access theDreamSpark EULA or the DreamSpark Premium EULA.18. What if I have other questions about DreamSpark? General Information: http://dreamspark.com Customer Support: www.dreamspark.com/Support/RSC