FREE Windows Store Access for all Students Via DreamSpark

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An overview of how all students can get FREE developer accounts for the Microsoft Store with DreamSpark

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FREE Windows Store Access for all Students Via DreamSpark

  1. 1. How to obtain free access to Windows Storethrough DreamSpark and register in theWindows Store
  2. 2. How to get your free Windows Store Access3 easy steps:Create a DreamSpark Redeem your Windows Register in the Windowsaccount and verify your Store registration code on Store using your codeuser status DreamSpark.com1 2 3
  3. 3. DreamSpark accountcreation andverification
  4. 4. Windows Store Access page on DreamSparkStart from: http://aka.ms/DSWin8DevOn this page students with verifiedDreamSpark account can get aWindows Store Registration code If you are not signed in orto register on the Windows Store for free have not created and verified and account yet, the ‘’Get code Now’’ is grayed out First step for a new user who does not already have a DreamSpark Account is to click on ‘’Verify now’’ There are 3 different methods to create a verified account
  5. 5. Scenario 1Create a DreamSparkaccount and verify throughyour school email domain
  6. 6. Account creation and verification – Step 1 Click on ‘’I do not have a DreamSpark account’’Scenario 1: Create a DreamSpark account and verify via your school domain
  7. 7. Account creation and verification – Step 2 Sign in with Microsoft Account. If you do not have one, you must create it at this point (not shown in these slides) because Windows Store requires a Microsoft AccountScenario 1: Create a DreamSpark account and verify via your school domain
  8. 8. Account creation and verification – Step 3 Input account information to create a DreamSpark account Click on “continue to verify”Scenario 1: Create a DreamSpark account and verify via your school domain
  9. 9. Account creation and verification – Step 4 Search for your school name to verify through your school domain. Note that in order for you to find the school, your school domain data needs to be store in our academic verification database. You can do a more detailed search if required.Scenario 1: Create a DreamSpark account and verify via your school domain
  10. 10. Account creation and verification – Step 5 Select the school and click on “Continue”Scenario 1: Create a DreamSpark account and verify via your school domain
  11. 11. Account creation and verification – Step 6 Insert your school email address and then click on “Verify”Scenario 1: Create a DreamSpark account and verify via your school domain
  12. 12. Account creation and verification – Step 7 Verification is completed successfully. An email with verification link will be sent to your school email address for security purposes. The email will contain an embedded link that will bring you back to DreamSpark to complete verification via an access code.Scenario 1: Create a DreamSpark account and verify via your school domain
  13. 13. What if I cannot find my school? Complete manual verificationIf the previous method does not work, youwill need to do a Manual Verification1. Follow the steps to verify through your school. Click on ‘’Don’t find your school?” to do a more detailed search. If you still cannot find your school, click on ‘’Still cannot find school?’’ in the widget.2. Fill in this form, which allows you to submit proof of student status directly to the Verification Support team.3. Support will verify your document and send email with an embedded link with a verification code to the email address you submitted.4. Clicking on the link will allow you to complete the verification process.
  14. 14. Scenario 2Create a DreamSparkaccount and verify with aDreamSpark access code
  15. 15. Account creation and verification – Step 1 Click on ‘’I do not have a DreamSpark account’’Scenario 2: create DreamSpark account and verify with an DreamSpark access code
  16. 16. Account creation and verification – Step 2 Sign in with Microsoft Account. If you do not have one, you must create it at this point (not shown in these slides) because Windows Store requires a Microsoft AccountScenario 2: create DreamSpark account and verify with an DreamSpark access code
  17. 17. Account creation and verification – Step 3 The Microsoft Account sign in is carried forward in the DreamSpark Create account page, hence your Microsoft Account becomes your DreamSpark account. Once you have completed filling in the form, click on “”continue to verify”Scenario 2: create DreamSpark account and verify with an DreamSpark access code
  18. 18. Account creation and verification – Step 4 Here you can cut and paste your DreamSpark access code that you might have obtained from a Microsoft representative at an event, via the school domain verification, or through manual verification or obtained through your school ELMS webstore click on “Verify””Scenario 2: create DreamSpark account and verify with an DreamSpark access code
  19. 19. Account creation and verification – Step 5 Upon successful verification, you will receive the following message. Click on Map your account to complete the create account stepsScenario 2: create DreamSpark account and verify with an DreamSpark access code
  20. 20. Account creation and verification – Step 6 Mapping is complete Click on “Continue’’ to go back to the page to get the Windows Store registration codeScenario 2: create DreamSpark account and verify with an DreamSpark access code
  21. 21. Scenario 3Create a DreamSparkaccount and verify using anInternational StudentIdentity Card (ISIC)
  22. 22. Account creation and verification – Step 1 Click on ‘’I do not have a DreamSpark account’’Scenario 3: create DreamSpark account and verify via ISIC
  23. 23. Account creation and verification – Step 2 Sign in with Microsoft Account. If you do not have one, you can create it at this point (not shown in these slides) since Windows Store requires a Microsoft AccountScenario 3: create DreamSpark account and verify via ISIC
  24. 24. Account creation and verification – Step 3 The Microsoft Account sign in is carried forward in the DreamSpark Create account page, hence your Microsoft Account becomes your DreamSpark account. Once you have completed filling in the form, click on “”continue to verify”Scenario 3: create DreamSpark account and verify via ISIC
  25. 25. Account creation and verification – Step 4 Select ‘’I have an ISIC card’’ and insert your ISIC card number click on “Verify”” 3Scenario 3: create DreamSpark account and verify via ISIC
  26. 26. Account creation and verification – Step 5 Upon successful verification, you will receive the following message. Click on Map your account to complete the create account stepsScenario 3: create DreamSpark account and verify via ISIC
  27. 27. Account creation and verification – Step 6 Mapping is complete Click on “Continue’’ to go back to the page to get the Windows Store registration codeScenario 3: create DreamSpark account and verify via ISIC
  28. 28. How to get a RegistrationCode if a student alreadyhas a verified DreamSparkaccount
  29. 29. Student has Verified DreamSpark Account – 2 Quick Steps Step 1 – Click on ‘Sign in’ in the upper right hand corner of the navigation bar Step 2 – Sign in with your email and password
  30. 30. Getting the WindowsStore RegistrationCode
  31. 31. Getting the Windows Store Registration Code Copy the code and paste it to keep it to register in the Windows Store. The same code will always Verify Now is grayed out since Get an account is now active and be accessible in case you move away from theverification has been completed you can click on it to get the page or forget it provided you are signed in withand only needs to be done once Windows Store registration code same DreamSpark account Now you can go to the Windows Store to register for free using the code
  32. 32. Setup your Tax ProfileWindows StoreRegistration
  33. 33. Step 1: sign in Sign in with the account you just mapped to your DreamSpark account
  34. 34. Step 2: input the Windows Store security code A security code will be sent to your designated email account by the Windows Store to confirm your identity This is what the email attachment will look likeKey in the security code here
  35. 35. Step 3: select the Account type Select “Individual”. Theregistration code provided via DreamSpark for freeaccess is only for individual students
  36. 36. Step 4: input your account details Fill in your relevant details and submit
  37. 37. Step 5: accept agreement terms Accept the terms and conditions before clicking next
  38. 38. Step 6: input your DreamSpark registration code Type in the registration code that you redeemed at DreamSpark to get the free subscription.
  39. 39. Step 7: input your credit card details Key in your credit card details. The credit card no. must be a valid one before it can be processed. Note that you will not be charged the registration fee since you used the DreamSpark registration code Key in the digits of the cardverification number (CVV) on the back of your credit card Fill in the rest of the details and submit
  40. 40. Step 8: confirm your order The price is set to 0 since you used the DreamSpark registration code. You will be redirected to a confirmation page to confirm your order
  41. 41. Step 9: account setup confirmation and next stepYour account is now set up.You will receive an Welcome email to the email address associated with your Microsoft account. Click on “Set up payout account” to continue if you plan to publish paid apps. If you don’t want to set up your payment account now,click Continue to proceed on to your Windows Store dashboard
  42. 42. Setup your Payment Your Tax ProfileProfile
  43. 43. Step 1: start adding a payment account Click here to add a payout account
  44. 44. Step 2: input your credit card verification code Key in the digits of the cardverification number (CVV) on the back of your credit card (these are typically the last 3to 4 digits, depending on the credit card type)
  45. 45. Step 3: add your bank account detailsFill in all of the relevant bank account information.
  46. 46. Step 4: account confirmation. Move to Tax informationClick on Tax
  47. 47. Setup your Tax ProfileSetup Your Tax Profile
  48. 48. Step 1: click on continue Click on “Continue” to fill in your tax profile
  49. 49. Step 2: select the tax profile that applies to you Select the option that applies to you based on your country of residence
  50. 50. Scenario 1: you are a USresident
  51. 51. Step 3: select your tax profile Select this option
  52. 52. Step 4: complete W9 formFill in all relevant information in the form
  53. 53. Step 5: complete W9 form continuedComplete all sectionsof the form and thensign your name here Click Next to finish.
  54. 54. Step 6: tax profile complete You are done! You can nowstart submitting apps!
  55. 55. Scenario 2: you are not a USresident
  56. 56. Step 3: select your tax profile Select this option
  57. 57. Step 4: input detailsEnsure the fields are all correct
  58. 58. Step 5: select beneficial owner Select the appropriate option and click Next to continue.
  59. 59. Step 6: select the appropriate tax form Select the appropriate option; for most countries,option 1 will be your choice. Click Next to continue
  60. 60. Step 7: fill in the W-8BEN form Select the appropriate option.Select the most appropriate option
  61. 61. Step 8: fill in the W-8BEN form…continued Sign your name here Submit to finish.You will receive an email withsubject line “Digital W-8: PIN for W-8 form digital signature’’. Enter the 5-digit PIN you get from by email here
  62. 62. Step 9: tax profile completeYou can now start submitting apps! Click Done

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