MSDN Academic Alliance
What is the MSDN Academic Alliance?
The MSDN Academic Alliance is an annual membership program for technical
departments in the area of Computer Science, Engineering, and Information
Systems. As a member, a department receives an MSDNAA subscription that
Microsoft platform, servers, and developer tools software. This software may be
installed on any number of departmental lab machines. The software must be used
for instructional and research purposes, it may not be used to run the
infrastructure of the department. In addition, the departments faculty and
students may check-out or download the software to install on their personal
The program has two primary goals: 1) to make it easier and less expensive for
you to obtain Microsoft developer tools, platforms, and servers for
instructional and research purposes and 2) to build a community of instructors
who can share curriculum and other learning resources to support the use of
Procedure For Obtaining the Software through Commerce I.T.
Click here to view the procedure for obtaining
the software through Commerce I.T. as well as a list of the software currently
MSDN Academic Alliance Home
here to go to
the MSDN Academic Alliance web site FAQ for more information about the program.
MSDN Academic Alliance Agreement Form
to download the MSDN Academic Alliance agreement form. You need to download,
print and fill out this form in order to obtain the software. See the
procedure page on how to obtain the software.
Note: There will be no software rented out during the period after
university lectures end until the start of the next semester. In
other words, no software will be loaned out during study breaks, examination
periods or vacation periods.