Microsoft Dreamspark (May 23, 2010)

Posted: May 23, 2010 by Mike Hubbartt in Reviews, Software Reviews
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By Mike Hubbartt, © Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved.

I’m finishing up my undergraduate degree in Computer Science this Spring and will be going on to graduate school in the Fall and one thing I’ve appreciated are the student discounts of computer products. I love writing Java and C code, but something I have had access since going to school is Microsoft Visual Studio Professional. Three years ago students could buy Visual Studio Pro 2005 for $99, but then Microsoft started DreamSpark, a program where students can download some of their development tools, including:

  • Visual Studio Professional 2005
  • Visual Studio Professional 2008
  • Visual Studio Professional 2010
  • Game Studio 3.1
  • Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2
  • MS Server 2003 Standard
  • MS Server 2008 Standard
  • MS Server 2008 R2 Standard

They have other packages, including the Express development editions (which already were free), available at their website. I would encourage any high school or college student to look into this website as it is a wonderful opportunity to get free full versions of this development software.

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