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  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 via DreamSpark.com

    Originally posted by Lee Stott, Microsoft UK Faculty Connection DreamSpark subscribers can download Visual Studio FREE of Charge from either their Institutional DreamSpark ELMS store or direct from DreamSpark.com . Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and deliver modern...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark at the University of Chester

    Great video featuring students and lecturers from the University of Chester discussing what DreamSpark means to them and how it’s used within the university to help students improve their skills and demonstrate their practical experience to employers. Check out the full video below.
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark – Automating distribution of software to your labs and students via ELMS

    There are two options to distribute products to your students. The first, and most commonly used, leverage the e-Academy License Management System (ELMS) Webstore that comes with your subscription. ELMS is a Web-based software distribution system that program administrators can tailor to their department...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark for students – here’s what you can do

    Imagine you want to build your own house; you’ve managed to acquire your piece of land, got your planning permission and grabbed a few raw materials. Now, do you grab your trowel and bricks cementing away with just a vague idea of what you want your finished house to look like? Of course you wouldn’t...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark – your questions answered

    Since its introduction in 2001, students and educators around the world have utilised DreamSpark to support and advance their learning and skills through technical design, technology, maths, science and engineering activities. This software equips them with the tools they need to succeed during their...
  • Blog Post: What is DreamSpark?

    DreamSpark is a platform that offers free software and tools to support students - it’s the place to get all our developer and designer tools for free. In this video, students, lecturers and IT Professionals explain what DreamSpark is and how it can be used. What is DreamSpark?
  • Blog Post: Announcing Visual Studio Achievements: Bring Some Game To Your Coding lessons

    Visual Studio is a ideal set of tools for schools, colleges and Universities to better equip and inspire future developers. To enhance the experience, Microsoft has released Visual Studio Achievements , which helps to recognise the students achievements and talents as they perform various coding feats...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark for Institutions: FAQ’s for Customers

    Microsoft DreamSpark provides no-cost access to Microsoft designer and development tools for verified students and educators around the world, to support and advance their learning and skills through technical design, technology, math, science and engineering activities. Academic subscription volume...
  • Blog Post: We need your feedback on Microsoft DreamSpark

    We want to your feedback on the DreamSpark service within the UK We know a lot of you use DreamSpark but we’d like to know a little more about its value to you. So we are running in conjunction with c3education to get a more detailed understanding. We would like to see if it is helping raise attainment...
  • Blog Post: Bring Some Game To Your Coding lessons

    Originally posted on the UK Microsoft Faculty Connection blog Visual Studio is a ideal tools for schools, colleges and Universities for inspiring future developers, to enhance the experience Microsoft has released Visual Studio Achievements , with the achievements students talents and learning are recognized...
  • Blog Post: Update to Microsoft DreamSpark

    Originally posted on the Faculty Connection Blog. We recently made some exciting changes and improvements to DreamSpark , with the launch of a new site and rebranding of MSDNAA to Microsoft DreamSpark Premium. Dreamspark: Start Chasing your Dream View more documents from Microsoft Education...
  • Blog Post: Year 9 ICT lesson using Kodu and Mouse Mischief at Monkseaton High School

    Following Michael Gove's recent announcement about changes to the ICT Curriculum, Tyne Tees Television filmed a Year 9 ICT lesson using Kodu and Mouse Mischief and spoke to the students and their teacher about their learning in ICT at Monkseaton. The work they are doing with Kodu, in particular, is fantastic...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: Microsoft DreamSpark

    As part of the Curriculum pod on our stand at BETT 2012, in addition to Learning Suite , Partners in Learning Network , Skype in the Classroom and the IT Academy , we will be showcasing Microsoft DreamSpark . If you are not familiar with this offering, DreamSpark is essentially a free suite of development...
  • Blog Post: Make Money with Windows Phone

    Originally posted on the UK Student Blog . We're going to turn over the blog for another guest blog post - this time we asked people to give us their AppHub success stories, and George rose to the challenge. You can read his post below - and don't forget to submit your apps to the marketplace so that...
  • Blog Post: Free software from DreamSpark and MSDN Academic Alliance (for students it’s free!)

    Phil Cross,Academic Audience Manager and also known as one of our resident DreamSpark and MSDN AA guru’ recently posted this story on the UK Students blog that I wanted to share with you. It makes for some interesting reading – and hey, for students it’s free! So let them know about our cool free products...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft software for schools, from the Fun and Free Friday event

    Today, we had a fantastic day at the office, when we hosted the “ Fun, Free Friday for Schools ”. Just over 100 schools attended, and we had an absolutely packed agenda, as we demonstrated lots of the free Microsoft software available for schools to use. All of the links to the various...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 11 – Part Two of Saving Students Money

    Part eleven of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools , based on my BETT 2010 presentation. Good news, my counting was hopeless, and my Top 10 tips actually contains 14 Top ICT Money Saving Tips. So there’s more to come after this one Thanks to those of you who’ve asked me to ‘get a move...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2010 Freebies list

    It’s only a day away – and still a lot to do to get ready! However, I have managed to get together the freebie list from our stand – mainly because I know that there are some people who plan their BETT visit around scooping up the freebies, so here’s the list (in all cases, you’ll find these things on...
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