From Dreamspark you can download fully functional, legitimate, licensed versions of any of the following software:
- Visual Studio 2010 Professional
- Windows Phone
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
- Visual Studion 2010 Express
- Expression Studio 4 Ultimate
- SQL Server 2008 Developer
- Windows Server 2008 Standard
- XNA Game Studio 3.1
- Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3
- Virtual PC
- MultiPoint Mouse SDK
- Windows Embedded CE 6.0
- SQL Server Express
- Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition
- Visual C# 2008 Express Edition
- Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition
- Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition
- Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
- Windows Server 2003
Right, now this is a bit convoluted. Stick with it, because it’s worth it in the end.
1) You must have reset your Anglia Ruskin Password. If you haven’t already, do so here: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/mypassword
2) You need to know how to log in to the University Library system. To do this you need your Libraray Barcode number. This is the long number on your Library card. You can also see you Library barcode number if you log in to e-Vision, as shown below.
3) Log in to http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk using your Library barcode number and your Library password (which is a 4-digit code made from your month and year of birth. Further help is available on the Libweb website.).
4) Click on Database Finder in the menu on the left.
6) Click on the Dreamspark search result title. You will be redirected to the Microsoft Dreamspark website. This is http://www.dreamspark.com, but don’t hit it directly! You need to go through Libweb for this process to work properly.
7) If you are luck you will already be signed in to the Microsoft network with your Live@edu account (i.e. [username]@student.anglia.ac.uk). If not, click on Sign In at the top right and log in with: [username]@student.anglia.ac.uk and your normal password (the same one you use to log in to a desktop).
11) You will bounce off to an Athens authentication screen and then back to the Dreamspark website. You should now be verified. If not, something went wrong. Raise a support call with the Library IT Helpdesk
Now don’t tell me this wasn’t worth the effort!