(ALERT) Microsoft Dreamspark - Developer Tools for Free

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Microsoft DreamSpark
Professional Developer and Designer tools for students at no charge

About Microsoft DreamSpark

Microsoft Corporation is actively engaged in the Education space with a committed vision to empower the learning and teaching community worldwide with 21st century skills.  While there are several innovative programs for the Student, Teacher and Institution community worldwide, Microsoft India is keen to extend those innovative programs for the Learning Community in India too.

DreamSpark is a new initiative designed for the Global Student Community with a view to empowering & enabling them with leading technology tools & to enhance their employability skills by providing them software design and development tools at no charge. The DreamSpark program was announced by Bill Gates on February 19, 2008 at Stanford University and it is estimated that in excess of 100 million students will be able to access these software titles "at no charge" through this program.

With DreamSpark, you can get access to various Microsoft Software including:

  • Visual Studio 2005/2008 Professional Edition
  • Expression Studio, including
    • Expression Web
    • Expression Blend
    • Expression Design
    • Expression Media
  • SQL Server 2005 Express
  • SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Windows Standard Server, XNA Game Studio 2.0 (with 12-month trial academic subscription to the XNA Creators Club)

As Microsoft's Best Training Partner, NIIT is glad to bring these software to your doorsteps in the most convenient way. So, visit your nearest NIIT centre in a metro city and collect your DVD.

For more details on the DreamSpark program in India please visit www.dreamsparkindia.com


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Visit any of our partner locations (please select a location from the list below).
Show your college identity card to collect your DVD containing the software
Go to ‘Get Verified’ and enter the 25 digit verification key mentioned on the DVD
You may be prompted to sign in using a Windows Live Id. This step will associate the verification key to your Live Id
and complete the verification process.
Download the relevant License Keys from the world wide DreamSpark website.


Go to http://www.dreamspark.com/
Sign In with your Windows Live ID. If you don't have one, go get one here
Get verified as a student. The system is linked to schools and organizations around
the world that can confirm student status. Simply choose your country and organization,
enter your info and hit submit.
Download your products. Some files are quite large, so make
sure you have the bandwidth and enough space to bring them to your machine.
We support the latest versions of both Internet Explorer and Firefox for your download.