Hello my fellow Sun Devils! This post is specifically for you.
As an ASU student you can get access to over 300 different pieces of Microsoft software for free. Yes, FREE! You’ll have access to such pieces of Microsoft goodness like Windows 7, the entire Expression suite, and Visual Studio.
All you need to do is be an active ASU student enrolled in a science, technology, education, or math class. (STEM classes for short as they are commonly referred to within the education community.) For a complete list of qualifying courses, click here.
To access the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA, for short), you’ll need to follow these steps.
1. Go to the ASU MyApps portal (http://myapps.asu.edu) and login with your ASURITE
2. In the search box, type in “MSDNAA” (no quotes) and click Search.
3. Click the “Download from 3rd party” button to login to the MSDNAA portal
4. Once on the MSDNAA Portal, you can either use the drop-down menu to select the software you are looking for or use the search box to navigate the portal.
5. Once you have chosen a piece of software, you’ll need to add it to your cart. Click the “Add to Cart” button. If you have multiple pieces of software you want to download, add them to your cart first, and then download them all at the same time. You’ll be prompted with a usage guideline agreement. Read the agreement and click the “I accept” button if you agree to guidelines.
6. When you are ready to Checkout and download your software, click the “Check Out” button
7. Fill out your name and e-mail address on the next page, and then click “Next”
8. You’ll be shown an confirmation page. To download your software, click the “Download” button
9. You’ll be taken to a details page. Click the “Download” button. It will ask you to download a small file to your computer. Download this file to your computer. This is how the software will be downloaded. Open the file, and choose a location to download the software.
10. Click Continue. Your software will download, and you can monitor the progress at the bottom of the download window.
That’s all there is to it.