Microsoft Software

Microsoft Dreamspark

Microsoft Dreamspark is an annual membership program for departments in the area of Computer Science, Engineering, and Information Systems. As a member, the department's faculty and students may check-out or download Microsoft operating system and developer tools software to install on their personal computers.

SoftwareWhat software is available?

The software available is a large range of microsoft products, from their Windows desktop operating system to server software and development environments. For the up-to-date full listings, login to Dreamspark

How do I get this software?

The departments in this School have each setup their own software distribution website. There you can create yourself an account, choose which software you want, how you want to get the software, and how to receive an installation licence key.

You can choose to receive the software in two ways

  1. Download the software direct from the website [ Free ]

  2. Have a CD delivered to your home address from Microsoft [ for a small charge ]

NOTE: Some people are have problems using the download method. The application downloader utility is sometimes saved without a .exe extension. If this happens, rename the file to download.exe

 

Accessing the Microsoft Dreamspark website.

You must choose the correct website for your department. Each department is administered (and charged) seperately.

Department Website Notes Administrator
Electronics Software Centre Your registration details (username and password) will be e-mailed to you at the start of term. FEPS IT support
Computing Software Centre Your registration details (username and password) will be e-mailed to you at the start of term. FEPS IT support
Maths Software Centre Your registration details (username and password) will be e-mailed to you at the start of term. FEPS IT support
Physics Software Centre Your registration details (username and password) will be e-mailed to you at the start of term. FEPS IT support
School of Engineering Software Centre Your registration details (username and password) will be e-mailed to you at the start of term. FEPS IT support

 

Usage Guidelines Summary

The software provided under the Microsoft Dreamspark program may be installed on PCs to facilitate educational or non-commercial research specific to Microsoft program software.

Students who are taking at least one course in the member department may install the software on their personal computers.

Departmental faculty members providing support for Dreamspark software may install the software on their personal computers.

The software may not be used on any computer that supports the operations of the institution such as accounting, admissions, facilities, information technology, etc.

 

Useful Links

Microsoft Developer Network

Microsoft Dreamspark Homepage