The CSIT department has a subscription to DreamSpark (https://www.dreamspark.com/) which is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching, and research purposes.
This subscription makes Microsoft development software freely available
for academic development use by students and faculty of the department.
Dozens of titles including Visual Studio, SQL Server, Visio, and Expression Studio
are available. So are operating systems such as various versions of Windows,
provided they are used for academic instruction or development purposes.
Productivity and business titles such as Microsoft Office are NOT available.
All CSIT majors who are currently taking a CSIT class with a need for development
software should have an account with DreamSpark. Their Username
is their w-number email address. For example, if your w-number is w0123456
your Username will be firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't know your password,
a reminder link is available on the login page which will send a reminder to that
email address. Non-majors currently taking a CSIT class that requires development
software may also obtain access upon request, as long as they have the approval of
Students obtaining software from DreamSpark are expected to use it
in accordance with the license which is provided when they download the software.
The provision of additional downloads or installation keys by our DreamSpark program
administrator does not imply departmental approval for any particular use of that software.
It is the responsibility of the student or faculty recipient of the software to use it
in accordance with its license. Nonetheless, provision of additional downloads or
installation keys will often require additional assurances of the intended educational
instructional or development use of the software, especially in the case of operating