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DreamSpark Overview

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What is Microsoft DreamSpark

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  • See appendix for detailed workflow
  • 22 total products offered (9 retail ones)
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    • 1. Lee Stott, Academic EvangelistMicrosoft
      @lee_stott
    • 2. Professional-level development and design tools to students
      http://www.dreamspark.com
      Available world-wide
      For any student at a recognized educational institution
      Free download of Professional software
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      Students go to the global site and:
      Sign-in with their LiveId
      Click the Get Verified option
      To begin verification, students have multiple options to choose from to get verified.
      If students don’t have a verification code they will need to:
      Search for their school and complete the verification that is associated with it
      Contact the Support team and go through manual verification
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    • 4. Licensing
      General
      Perpetual rights on all downloaded products
      Verification lasts for 12 months – users must re-verify to continue downloading products
      Usage only for academic, noncommercial usage*
      Windows Phone Marketplace*
      Special licensing is in place on the Phone Marketplace that allows verified students the ability to use DreamSpark product (ie: products received for free) to sell applications for a profit
      Student can upload 100 Free Applications and a unlimited number of pay for use applications
      EULA
    • 5. Product Distribution
      DreamSpark hosting is simple: downloads Provided through the DreamSpark web site
      DreamSpark web site provides verified users direct access to download products
      Akamai hosts the files and ensure only authenticated users get access
    • 6.
    • 7. Professional Tools help acquire Professional Skills
      Free professional tools and eLearning helps students develop
      new skills and become knowledgeable
      Learn windows and web developer technologies
      Learn website design, creation, and management skills through the Expression Studio 4
      Learn Game Development with XNA Game Studio and Windows Phone 7 XNA MarketPlace Online Academic Subscription
      Learn database Development with SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008
    • 8. DreamSpark eligibility and usage
      A Student is a person enrolled in and attending courses that lead to academic credit or certification through an educational institution
      DreamSpark software is restricted to non-commercial purposes of education and research.
    • 9. Questions?