Microsoft to give away development software for students

visualstudio.pngFor all you aspiring journo-programmers, Microsoft has a treat for you: free software! Woot!

Microsoft is launching a new initiative, DreamSpark, to offer up development and design software free to students, probably in hopes of weaning them from open-source solutions. The following expensive software will be offered free to students as part of the program:

It doesn’t get any better than pricey software for free, my friends, especially if ASP.NET (Microsoft’s flavor of Web development) is your bag. Kinda makes you want to go take a community college course for that student ID just to take advantage of this free stuff (plus 2 bucks off movies, of course).

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

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  1. If this makes you disappointed you didn’t take that extra two years for your double major, you can also get a free version of SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition by attending the Heroes Happen Here launch events around the US.

    Fred Reckling
    Microsoft 2008 Joint Launch Team

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