You have a verified student account in (old) DreamSpark and now you are no longer able to log in on the new Simplified DreamSpark site with your previously verified Windows Live ID? How to solve this?
We recommend you to create a new account.
Here is are the steps to create your account and get immediate access to all that DreamSpark offers:
Note: Some DreamSpark Partners, such as Windows Marketplace and App Hub, require students use a Windows Live ID. If you plan to build Windows Phone applications and want to sell them on the App Hub, we recommend you create your account with a Windows Live ID.
You are a student, that needs verificiation in both New DreamSpark and AppHub ? How to get started ?
To sign up in DreamSpark, students do not need to use their Windows Live ID – though for registration in the Marketplace & AppHub registration with Windows Live ID is still needed. To use smoothly AppHub and new DreamSpark, we recommend you use following step by step approach
Basically now, AppHub will redirect students back to the new DreamSpark site to verify their status.
Best practice for new student that sign up on DreamSpark for the first time, and that want to build Windows Phone applications : useyour Windows Live ID since this is required by AppHub.
Special remark: the AppHub requires that a person be 18 years of age to sign up with an account. If the students are under age, they can get their parents to create their own account, and submit the app on the student behalf.
You will find soon a button to the Windows Phone page on DreamSpark to allow users to map the Windows Live ID with their DreamSpark account.
My school is registered in Live@Edu schools but not listed in list of institutions.
When are currently working on the issue and should be solved soon.
How to find out whether your school has a DreamSpark Premium account or not?
Typically, the school will sign up for a particular model via the institution tab. Upon assigning to a specific school (and indicated behind institution name) you will automatically be guided to your school’s registration.
My School is registered multiple times : which one to select?
We are currently working on deduplication of accounts. Within couple of weeks, the list will only include the unique names, but until then, you select the one that fits the best. More important though is that when you have the choice between a school & a school with premium registration, is that you select the one with “DreamSpark Premium”, as this will give you access to many more software bundles and learnings.
There are only 2 models explained : DreamSpark and DreamSpark Premium at particular fee. Before we used to have software free of charge: is this no longer supported?
In previous release you could start free of charge download of software. Within the current system there are only 2 subscription based models explained (DreamSpark and DreamSpark premium). Let there be no doubt, there are still 3 options :
We have a MSDNAA contract. What now?
Institutions with a subscription to MSDNAA will be granted access to DreamSpark Premium for the remaining duration of their ongoing contract. The conversion will be done automatically. When you find out that your institution is not migrated correctly, you can send an e-mail to your local academic program manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon expiration date of your contract, you can subscribe online for DreamSpark or DreamSpark Premium.Note that even by registering online, you can request an invoice for paiement.
I am registered via new DreamSpark environment and want to download software for electronic distribution in my school? How can I do this?
Once you are registered, you can still use same functionality, though to generate productcodes and/or download for electronic distribution, you should visit again the same pages as before : msdn.microsoft.com . This is of course only relevant for administrators of registered institutions.
You could not find your question in the list? Please send an e-mail with your precise problem to your local academic program manager, email@example.com.