Download Microsoft Development Software at DreamSpark Software Center

  1. UA CS students can download Microsoft development software for free through DreamSpark.

  2. To qualify, you must be a CS major in the College of Arts and Sciences and currently enrolled in a CS course.

  3. After being signed up, a student will receive an email sent by “University of Akron - Computer Science - DreamSpark” titled “An account has been created for you”. Follow the instructions in the email to register and download software. Save the email for future reference. A student can only download each piece of software once, but can use it for any length of time for non-commercial purposes.

  4. If you had an old DreamSpark/MSDNAA account, you should receive an email related to reactivation of the account.

  5. More information about downloading and software details are available at

  6. For further information, visit the following sites.
    DreamSpark applications
    What is Dreamspark?
    DreamSpark FAQ