Microsoft Giving Away Free Developer Software To Students

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Microsoft Giving Away Free Developer Software To Students

Post icon  Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:32 PM

http://microsoft.blo...re-to-students/

The full list of free software:

* Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
* Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
* XNA Game Studio 2.0
* 12-month free membership in the XNA Creators Club
* Expression Studio, which includes Expression Web, Expression Blend, Expression Design and Expression Media
* SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
* Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
* Sql Server Developer Edition
* Virtual PC 2007
* Visual Basic 2005
* Visual C++ 2005
* Visual C# 2005
* Visual J# 2005
* Visual Web Developer 2005


it's a pretty neat deal for anyone looking to get into windows development (and game development with this whole XNA thing), check it out, play around guys.

http://microsoft.blo...re-to-students/
https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/

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Re: Microsoft Giving Away Free Developer Software To Students

Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:07 PM

Makes me want to jump back into school just to take advantage of this deal. Oh well.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:11 PM

Looks great but My college isn't on the list (and I don't think it ever will be :().
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Re: Microsoft Giving Away Free Developer Software To Students

Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:16 PM

Saw this on Slashdot a little while ago.

While it's great that Microsoft wants to start doing what Apple, Sun, and many other have been doing for years, I find Mr. Gates' remarks about FOSS software to be rather childish...

View PostLouisda16th, on 19 Feb, 2008 - 05:11 PM, said:

Looks great but My college isn't on the list (and I don't think it ever will be :().

Supposedly that shouldn't stop you.

https://downloads.ch...tIdOptions.aspx
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Re: Microsoft Giving Away Free Developer Software To Students

Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:28 PM

Bill Gates remarks about FOSS are not childish. They are wrong, but they are not childish.

He is doing what he can to protect the Windows franchise as long as possible. The mark of a VERY clever business man.

BG is my business hero. He is NOT my technology hero.

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Now, it's good that the software is free, but in the end it is just another business decision. Make everyone comfortable with MS development while they are students, if any of the start companies, or get a job, they will try to use MS.

So it's a good thing. But remember. Just like everything MS, Google, IBM, Apple does, none of it is overtly benevolent. Every decision is made to increase income. Whether or not it works is a different matter.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:43 PM

My school would offer all of Microsoft's software for 20.00 including OS's. Then they yanked licensing a few years ago and expect you to pay full price. I mean they taught Office 2007 the semester it came out, and if you were using 2003 - too bad upgrade or drop the class.
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Re: Microsoft Giving Away Free Developer Software To Students

Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:52 PM

Ordered mine today!! Just waiting for the email with the download link.
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Re: Microsoft Giving Away Free Developer Software To Students

Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:07 PM

Thats great but since I am not in college so I can't get the stuff yet Next year I hope.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:31 PM

WRTF Australia isn't on the map. Lazy Microsoft noobs. I wonder if High School counts as college. It probably doesn't and I probably don't care.
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Re: Microsoft Giving Away Free Developer Software To Students

Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:37 AM

View PostTom9729, on 20 Feb, 2008 - 05:46 AM, said:

View PostLouisda16th, on 19 Feb, 2008 - 05:11 PM, said:

Looks great but My college isn't on the list (and I don't think it ever will be :().

Supposedly that shouldn't stop you.

I need to have an ISIC card (don't even know what it is). Also I can't get one from the city I live in. I have plans of talking to the HOD of the CS department. But if .NET is not in the CS course, there's not much I can do :(. (People are still taught VS6.0!! ).

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:45 AM

View PostLouisda16th, on 20 Feb, 2008 - 12:37 AM, said:

(People are still taught VS6.0!! ).

Ouch....that hurts.
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:50 AM

I was ashamed when Microsoft released Office 2007 without upgrading the macro function to VB.NET/C#. Real let-down. I assume its for previous compatibility with macros/macro programmers, but come on. :(
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 09:06 AM

Man, I need to go back to school. :D
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 07:28 PM

Just downloaded mine. Even if your school isn't listed as long as you are a active student they can still verify through the other method which takes about 24 hours to confirm. Once you receive the download link you get to spend the rest of the day downloading GB's of software before burning the iso to a DVD for install.
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Re: Microsoft Giving Away Free Developer Software To Students

Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:49 AM

What other method?
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