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This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  KookiMonster 8 years, 7 months ago.

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  • #7092

    RonanHayes
    Participant

    I’m not sure how many students are aware of this:

    https://www.dreamspark.com/

    DreamSpark is simple, it’s all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and design tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology – or just get a head start on your career. Have Questions?[/quote:cd4230a013]

    It was released a long time ago, but I recently found out that most of the students I know were not aware of it.

  • #43264

    Barry Gallagher
    Participant

    Thanks Ronan. Will pass it along!

    Good on ya…

  • #43265

    SEAMUSP
    Participant

    Hi Guys, I think that the reason that this was not publicized more was that you need a ISIC to access the downloads? You are suppose to be able to use a valid Irish student email as a verification method. Is it working now? If not I am sure that it will be soon. Also is there anyone that actually has those ISIC cards? I think that since the travel card for Irish rail and buses was introduced the international student card does not seem to be that popular.

    J

  • #43266

    RonanHayes
    Participant

    Select your college, provide your college email address and it will send you the details. I know it works for Athlone IT, so I would imagine it works for all the others.

  • #43295

    KookiMonster
    Participant

    I don’t know how many people this will apply to, but there is a related scheme called BizSpark (http://www.microsoft.com/BizSpark/) for companies that are less than 3 years old (and have a turnover <$1m/year).

    We signed up this week, and got Windows, Office, VS Team System, MSDN subscription (along with lots of software that we didn’t really need – Exchange, SQL server, CRM software, etc – basically, every product they do) for 3 years for $100 (which we pay in 3 years), and it covers everyone in the company.

    You need a network partner to give you a code to sign up, so anyone that’s interested should drop me a PM.

    F

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