Are you student in need of some Microsoft software? Still in high school or your college doesn't have access to MSDNAA? Don't worry since Microsoft just launched DreamSpark over on Channel 8.
So what is DreamSpark exactly? It is a student program that will make a broad range of development and design software available to students for free! The program is available now currently in Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and the US.
So what goodies are included in this wonder?
- Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
- Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
- XNA Game Studio 2.0
- 12-month free Academic membership in the XNA Creators Club
- SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
- Windows Server, Standard Edition
- Expression Studio, including
- Expression Web
- Expression Blend
- Expression Design
- Expression Media
If free software isn't enough, there are free hugs are available too on the Internet.