Microsoft DreamSpark … supporting students

I think when we are student, we always try to find ways to save money so we can spend more in weekends Winking smile… but on the other end we are always required to be on edge with tools and technologies. Hence sometimes we end up paying for tools that we really need for study just like we need books. But just like many other companies, Microsoft too provides few free software that are really useful during our student life.

Actually Microsoft has a web portal called “DreamSpark” which is just for students and which offers few popular Microsoft products like Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Expression Studio for free !! As long as you have university email id you can register your self and you can download those software for free. More good thing is they keep adding / upgrading new tools for example till few time ago, they were offering Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 … but with release of newer version they are now also offering Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 !! I still visit that site frequently to check if they are providing something new. I just recently saw that they are now providing Microsoft Mathematics (which was in old days known as Microsoft Maths), which is a really cool tool to work with equations and other mathematical problems of any type.

So, if you are a student I think it is really great opportunity to try full version of Microsoft stuffs for free. Its is very easy , all you need is to have hotmail/msn account and then go to select the software that you want to download, sign in and get verified by selection your university and provide your email id (usually email ids end with  .EDU ). They will send you an email for confirmation on that edu email id and then you can download the software you want. Or if you are like me, you will download most of it Thumbs up

Anyways, I have been using that site from quite a few time so I thought it is my moral duty to let fellow people to know about this one … ok ok … actually I had nothing to blog about so I am just babbling about it …

That’s it for now…

It’s Just A Thought … Fingers crossed

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