Microsoft DreamSpark, A Microsoft campaign that giving away free visual studio 2008, visual studio 2005 , expression studio, SQL Server 2005, windows server 2003 and XNA Game studio 2.0 software and product key to student. The only requirement to get free download Visual Studio 2008, Server 2003, SQL Server 2005 and more is to prove that you are student only. Plus more there are no charge, fee or payment required.
However, DreamSpark student campaign now is available for worldwide student now. on eleven countries student like US, UK, Canada, China, Germany, France, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Belgium only.
To get a free Microsoft product, every free Microsoft developer tools download will be verified through an Online Student Status Verification process, which linked to schools and organizations around the world that can confirm student status.
So, below is the list of Microsoft developer tools that offers on DreamSpark.
Free Microsoft developer tools kits Download List:
Microsoft developer tools
- Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
- Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
- Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition
- Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition
- Visual Web Developer 2008
- Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition
- Visual C# 2008 Express Edition
- Windows phone
- XNA Game Studio 2.0
- 12-month free membership in the XNA Creators Club
Microsoft designer tools
- Expression Studio 4 Ultimate, including:
- Expression Web
- Expression Blend
- Expression Design
- Expression Media
Microsoft platform resources
- SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
- SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition
- Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
- Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
- Windows Server 2008 R2 edition
- Windows Embedded CE 6
- Microsoft Virtual PC
How to download Microsoft developer tools from Dreamspark program:
- Select a Microsoft product to download on DreamSpark Website
- Sign in with your Windows live ID
- Get Verified as a student via Online Student Status Verification process
- Download the Microsoft product
Seriously Microsoft Dreamspark is a nice student campaign to assist student exploring and understanding latest Microsoft developer tools without any cost.
More information about DreamSpark:
See Interview with Bill Gates about DreamSpark
Visit Microsoft DreamSpark – Free Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 , Visual studio 2005 , SQL Server 2005 , expresion studio and XNA Game developer kit for student