Starting June 1, 2013, the department no longer maintains its own DreamSpark site. Users should use the DreamSpark site from Iowa State University instead. More information about ISU DreamSpark is available on this page. The link below is just for you to access your previously downloaded software.
Free, legal copies of various Microsoft products - including Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Server – can be obtained through the MSDN Academic Alliance. This software allows any student taking a Computer Science course, as well as Computer Science faculty and staff, to be eligible for free software. To acquire this software it is necessary to go to the website located at the following address.
Users will first need to register their account on the MSDNAA website. The username should be your ISU email address.
Once registered and logged in, software may be obtained by following these instructions:
The Microsoft downloader will only work in a Windows environment, though there have been reports of people successfully running it under Macintosh and Linux machines through WINE. However, this is not supported by the SSG. Once the file has been downloaded, it may be burned to a CD and installed on any one machine.