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Microsoft DreamSpark for UCI Engineers

posted Oct 20, 2013, 5:07 PM by Lisa Michelle Preble   [ updated Oct 30, 2013, 1:21 AM ]
UCI Engineers may download Microsoft Software at no cost using Microsoft DreamSpark Academy. Our school has a subscription at the premium level. Popular downloads include Windows 7 and 8, MS Visio, MS Project, and Visual Studio Pro.

  • All Engineering students and faculty have access but you must activate your account and set up a password using these instructions.
  • The software is legitimate Microsoft Software.
  • Students may keep software installed on their personal computer upon graduation.
  • Faculty may use the software teaching, academic work, and non-commercial research.
  • The Instructional Lab Manager uploads accounts on a quarterly basis according to information provided by the UCI Registrar. 

About Microsoft DreamSpark
DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes.

DreamSpark is simple: it's all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost so that students can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get a head start on their career. 

DreamSpark helps educators teach the latest technologies and experiment in research. Microsoft knows that to make learning more motivating, relevant, and engaging for today’s students requires a diverse set of resources. DreamSpark gives educators the resources to ensure their classrooms always have the latest technologies to challenges, motivate, and keep students engaged in new ways. All at no cost to them through an institution subscription.

DreamSpark is also a subscription for Academic Institutions: it provides a cost-effective way to put Microsoft developer tools, platforms and servers in labs and classrooms, and on their students’ and faculty’s computers for learning and research purposes. It reduces lab costs and teaching budget.

So as a Student, DreamSpark gives you the chance to develop world-class software, Web applications, cool and creative designs as well as amazing games. Microsoft believes that students can do amazing things if they only have the right tools. Our company was started when many of the founders were still students, so we know what anything is possible. To make this happen, we are aligning with universities, associations, and other communities around the world to make sure that DreamSpark reaches everyone as fast as possible. So, get a head start on a career, do better in class, or even show the world new things that technology can do…all with DreamSpark.