DreamSpark Registration

Please Note: Students must be registered in CIS or COMP courses in the 2015/2016 Academic Year to become a member of the DreamSpark

MSDN Academic Alliance – Student Use Guidelines Form

  • As a member of the MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA), the department in which you take credit courses is authorized to provide you with program software for use on your personal computer. To be in compliance with the MSDN Academic Alliance program requirements, you must follow these usage guidelines when using the program software on your computer. You must also agree to the terms of the MSDN End User License Agreement (EULA), the Amendment to the EULA, and any conditions required by your department.
  • The MSDNAA Site Administrator at your school will be responsible for maintaining records of student use and ensuring there is full compliance with the program among all department users, including students, faculty, and systems administration staff. Please see your Site Administrator for any questions that you may have about the program, or refer to http://www.msdnaa.net.
  • By installing, copying, or otherwise using the Product, you agree to be bound by the terms of the EULA and the Amendment to the EULA. If you do not agree to be bound, do not install, copy, or use the Product.

Installation Guidelines:

  • Your department will provide either server access for you to download program software, or may create up to 50 copies of the software to be checked out on a temporary basis to install on personal use computers. For all software reproduced for checkout, it will be a complete copy, including all copyright and trademark notices.
  • You must be registered in at least one credit course within the member department to be eligible to load program software on your personal use computer. Students registered solely for non-credit courses in the department are not eligible to receive program software.
  • You may not give copies of loaned software to anyone else. Other qualifying students must obtain software via the method(s) set up by the MSDNAA Site Administrator.
  • In order to install certain components of the Product, you may need an Academic Alliance Product Key(“Product Key”). The Product Key will be assigned solely to download authorized software. You may not disclose the Product Key information to anyone else.
  • The MSDNAA Site Administrator will maintain records of software downloaded from a server or checked out, and will provide those records to Microsoft upon request.

Usage Guidelines:

  • You may use the software for non-commercial purposes including instructional use, research and/or design, and development and testing of projects for class assignments, tests, or personal projects. You may not use the Program software for any for-profit software development.
  • When you are no longer a registered student in a department that is a member of the MSDN Academic Alliance, you may no longer receive updates for your personal use computer. However, you may continue to use previously installed products on your computer, provided you continue to follow program guidelines.
  •  If you violate the terms of the EULA and the Amendment to the EULA, the MSDNAA Program Administrator will demand confirmation of removal of the program software from your personal-use computer.

Student registration below indicates student’s acceptance of the Student Use Guidelines.
Please note that there is a 1-2 week processing time for username and program keys/passwords to be sent by Microsoft.

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