Microsoft Dreamspark (formerly MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) is a Microsoft program which offers students and staff access to a wide variety of Microsoft products free of charge. The school has signed up to this program so any CMP student or staff member can access the online web store and download the software for free.
The software can be used in coursework and for personal non-commercial projects. Some of the popular software available from Dreamspark include:
- Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating Systems
- Microsoft Windows Server Operating Systems
- Microsoft Visual Studio
- Microsoft Visio and Project
- Microsoft SQL Server
How to access Dreamspark Premium
All CMP students & staff should have received a welcome email from Dreamspark at the beginning of the semester in September. Following the steps in this email should allow you to activate your account and login to the webstore.
If you have forgotten your password, go to the webstore and click on the sign in button top right, then click the forgot username or password? link it will ask you to put in your UEA email address. The usernames for Dreamspark are always in this syntax <UEAusername>@uea.ac.uk
Access CMP Dreamspark Webstore. If you are having problems please contact CMP Support