Windows Thread, Microsoft Dreamspark in Technical; How many of you out there have your school/college/uni signed up to this?
and if you have never heard ...
29th January 2009, 09:30 PM #1
How many of you out there have your school/college/uni signed up to this?
and if you have never heard of it... you do now
its great if you can become apart of the scheme, it helped me out when i needed the software
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actech (30th January 2009), apoth0r (27th February 2009), fafster (30th January 2009), Gatt (29th January 2009), ICT_GUY (30th January 2009), john (29th January 2009), muppet (29th January 2009), ninjabeaver (29th January 2009), Teth (30th January 2009), User3204 (30th January 2009), Zoom7000 (29th January 2009)
29th January 2009, 10:12 PM #2
Wow, good ol' microsoft. Will wonders never cease.
29th January 2009, 10:22 PM #3
Looks good, and i've just signed my place up may as well have a go for it
29th January 2009, 10:24 PM #4
Just signed up so will see what happens
29th January 2009, 10:30 PM #5
I signed up at the start of the week.
I now have a confirmation e-mail to fax my details to them on letter headed paper - i'll let you know how I get on.
29th January 2009, 10:54 PM #6
Thanks EduTech, like the other posters I've just signed up...I'll have to see how it goes.
30th January 2009, 07:55 AM #7
Sounds good especially for those students doing senior computing that can't afford to buy the same versions we are using at school!
30th January 2009, 08:05 AM #8
They've been doing it for a while; this thread is the 5th on Edugeek in the past year to refer to it.
Originally Posted by ninjabeaver
If you don't already get them then sign up to the MS newsletters - there are a variety available - and you'll get notified when new programmes start or packages like this are made available.
30th January 2009, 08:13 AM #9
Sorry, didn't realise it had already been posted on edugeek.
Originally Posted by srochford
i assumed allot of people knew about it, which is why i started the thread of like i did.
I will be adding this to the wiki also.
30th January 2009, 08:20 AM #10
I sent off my fax, awaiting confirmation because I m teaching asp.net with the kids.
30th January 2009, 08:43 AM #11
I looked at doing this but the process for setting us up as an IDP didn't seem very straightforward. How easy is it in real terms?
30th January 2009, 08:53 AM #12
Hmm... not much point for Primaries sadly but useful to know about though.
30th January 2009, 09:23 AM #13
Will have more teaching responsibilities (again) as of April so I've signed up, see if I can get the co-ordinator on board for some fun :-)
30th January 2009, 09:55 AM #14
This sounds rather like the Macromedia license for the educational version of Flash - full version, but you weren't allowed to sell anything you made. They're only development tools, anyway - if you wanted a C compiler couldn't you just go and download one?
Originally Posted by Microsoft
30th January 2009, 10:09 AM #15
I signed up to this scheme last year, its been around for a while, initially offering XNA, Server 2003 Standard, C# and Visual Studio.
I was interested in using Microsoft's XNA game studio for a framework build for a project, and couldn't justify the cost, till I found the dreamspark resource.
Alot of students have found Expression Studio a valuable resource, and the other applications a valuable resource as well.
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