Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The new Dreamspark

Several days ago Dreamspark was updated in include a new design\interface and also there is new software and goodies for students on the site. The first thing that you can notice is that there is more software to download now.

  1. The latest full version for visual studio
  2. The new SQL server
  3. XNA 3.0
  4. Windows server 2008

and much more.

The biggest change is that there are now free vouchers for MCTS certifications, these will let students get Microsoft certification for free. These free tests are available for specialist exams.

If anyone has any issues redeeming any of the software or any other offers leave a comment.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Students to business (S2B)

Some time ago Microsoft introduced the students to business program, this is a graduate/recruiting program that is run by Microsoft match up graduating students with Microsoft partner businesses that have graduate and/or intern positions.

S2B site states- “The goal of Microsoft Students to Business is to provide students with the key competencies they need to excel in their future jobs and to further grow an industry that is empowering, inclusive and highly skilled. Strong local skills enhance economic growth and employment; promote innovation, and further encourage technological and cultural advances.”

For those of you graduating in the near future or have recently finished have a look at the site.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Its not piracy

Microsoft currently is running an offer for heavily discounted software that include the companies flagship products that are not free with the university’s MSDN subscription. Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007.

This is a program that is being offered for the seconds time after its success due to its popularity last year.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New year, new software

Happy new year, and hopefully everyone had a good start to your uni year. This year there is going to be most likely one major piece of software from Microsoft that you all will be hearing about, and that is windows 7. At this point there are two public versions, the first is an early build and the second is the beta version also know as build 7000. If you are interested in a copy of the software and haven’t downloaded it yet, leave a comment and I will see what I could dig up. Additionally if you have a copy of the software and need a cd key it is available here.

There are lots of new things coming out with Microsoft this year so stay tuned!