Lee Stott, Academic EvangelistMicrosoft @lee_stott
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
1 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 1 2 3 2 3
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
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
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
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.