News just in, Microsoft has released DREAM SPARK, a student program designed to offer 'Professional-grade software developer and designer tools' to all students at no charge (http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/feb08/02-18GSDPR.mspx). This is a huge initiative by Microsoft in providing the student community with the best software and developer tools to assist in technical growth and to further help address the I.T skills shortage in Australia. Dream Spark is not available in Australia just yet however; it will be released within the next six months so keep your eyes posted here for the official release date! Very exciting... For a list of all the cool software check out https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/


Bill Gates talks about Free Software, Students, and Technology

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