Being a Microsoft Student Partner, I was given few invites by Microsoft to try out DreamSpark program. For those of you who don’t know what Microsoft DreamSpark is all about:
Microsoft DreamSpark is a community-based program to provide students enrolled in accredited, educational institutions at no charge. with free access to Microsoft’s industry-leading software development, gaming and design tools.
So technically its free for you only if your institution has signed up with Microsoft for DreamSpark program. But what if your institution isn’t enrolled with Microsoft for DreamSpark? Well here is a great chance to be the only student in your institution to have a DreamSpark membership!
With DreamSpark membership, you get free access to:
- Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005 Professional Editions
- Expression Studio 2 (includes Web, Blend, Media and Design)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition
- Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, with SP2
- Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Academic Edition
- Microsoft CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008
- XNA Game Studio 3.0
- Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass
I have decided to give away 2 invites to Microsoft DreamSpark for free here on Redmond Pie. To register for this free giveaway, all you will have to do is to just leave a comment here (would love to here about your experience with Sprink!) on this post you are reading and you are in. You can be of any age to enter and yes its open for everyone around the world. Last date of entry is Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PDT (Pacific Daylight-Saving Time). Winners will be drawn and will be notified by email on 1st May 2009.
You can learn more about Microsoft DreamSpark program and its benefits at its official page here.
Imran of ithinkdifferent also has a couple of invites to giveaway. Try your luck there too!
Need more of free Microsoft stuff? Have a startup or planning to start one? Try Microsoft BizSpark which gives you access to almost all Microsoft software’s for free.
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UPDATE: I have now decided to give not 2 but all 5 of them for free :). Congratulations to Carlos, Ben Cooper, John Kow, Alex and Omair Mustafa for winning free 1-Year invite to Microsoft DreamSpark. They have been notified about this by email.