If you are a student (this works for non-students as well but I expect you to be honest 😉 ), you can download a whole bunch of software for free. How? Well, all you need is to become an ACM student member, and join the MSDN AA (Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance) ACM Student Benefit Program.
Normally it takes around 19$ for you to become a student member but you can do it for free for a limited time by going to http://campus.acm.org/icpc/
So, the steps to get all these software for free are:
- Go to the above mentioned link and sign up for ACM student membership
- Once you join, create an ACM web account
- Log into My ACM, and then opt into MSDN AA ACM Student Benefit Program (Look for the link: Free Software for ACM Students)
- You’ll get an approval email within 24 hours after which you can log on to your MSDN AA account and download your choice of softwares.
The Softwares that you can now download for free through this are:
Windows XP Professional
Windows Server 2008
Visual Studio 2008 Professional
Office Project Professional 2007
Visual Studio 2005 Team System SQL Server 2005
Sharepoint Designer 2007
Virtual PC 2007
Virtual PC for Mac 7.0.2
Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
And much, much more!
Let me know if this helped you out or if you have any other such free deals/tips of your own.[tags]ACM, Microsoft, MSDN, MSDN AA ACM Student Benefit Program, Free download vista xp professional visual studio 2008 msdn visio access virtual pc sharepoint, download, free, visual studio, windows, free software[/tags]