Effective September 1, 2008, Texas Tech University students will have professional developer and designer tools available for free download from Microsoft DreamSpark. The DreamSpark program has partnered with Texas Tech University to confirm student status using TTU eRaider accounts, providing instant access to powerful software applications.
Software available includes:
- Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition
- Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition
- Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
- Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
- SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition
- Expression Studio 4 Ultimate
- XNA Game Studio 4.0
- Visual C# 2008 Express Edition
- Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition
- Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition
- SQL Server 2008 Express Edition
- Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition
- Virtual PC
- Small Basic
- Kodu Game Lab
- Microsoft Mathematics
- Microsoft Expression Studio 4 Ultimate
- Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008
- Windows MultiPoint Mouse SDK
- Windows Embedded Standard 7
- Windows Embedded CE 6.0
What is Microsoft DreamSpark?
DreamSpark is a program set up by Microsoft to provide students with software design and development tools at no charge. It was announced by Bill Gates on February 19, 2008, during a speech at Stanford University. DreamSpark was created to unlock students' creative potential to help them achieve academic and career success.
Student Instructions for Connecting to Microsoft DreamSpark
Visit the Microsoft DreamSpark website at http://www.dreamspark.com.
Click the Sign in button in the upper right-hand corner.
If you have a DreamSpark account already, type in the credentials and click Sign In. If not, click Create an Account.
NOTE: If you chose the option to sign up, type in your TechMail address into the email field and your first/last name into the appropriate field(s). Leave the fields blank which ask for a card number or code. Choose Texas Tech University as the school.
You are now ready to download and install powerful software from Microsoft DreamSpark. From the list available on the screen, click the product you would like to download