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
Visual Studio 2005/2008 Professional Edition
Expression Studio, including
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.
In with your Windows Live ID. If you don't have one, go get one here
verified as a student. The system is linked to schools and organizations
the world that can confirm student status. Simply choose your country and
enter your info and hit submit.
your products. Some files are quite large, so make
sure you have the bandwidth and enough space to bring them to your
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