What is DreamSpark?

One of our IT partnerships is with Microsoft through the DreamSpark Premium program. DreamSpark is Microsoft’s free software program, an academic membership program for higher education  institutions that teach and utilize technology such as Computer Science, Engineering and Information Systems.

Students in our Information Technology and the Game and Application Development Programs have the latest Microsoft development tools, operating systems, server software, documentation, and technical references at their fingertips.

Did you know?

The MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) program has been replaced as the new DreamSpark program.

How to access the DreamSpark Portal

Software licensed under the DreamSpark Program is available for students, faculty and staff.  This WebStore is made available exclusively through an agreement between our academic institution and Microsoft: Globe University / Minnesota School of Business / Broadview University: Globe Education Network – DreamSpark Premium – Portal .

Available Downloads

All operating systems that Microsoft currently supports are available,
including (but not limited to):

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 8.

Also, many different versions of these can be downloaded, for example: Home Edition, Professional, x86, 64-bit, and so on. The list is very long, but here are some more examples of available software packages:

  • Visual Studio
  • SharePoint Designer and SharePoint Server
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Access
  • SQL Server (including 2012)
  • Virtual PC
  • Exchange Server
  • Expression Studio

Most other software packages that Microsoft currently sells or supports are included, except Microsoft Office. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are not included as free downloads from this site.

How to get an account

If you are a student registered for an IT program course at Globe University, Minnesota School of Business or Broadview University, you can take advantage of the available downloads; please contact our Helpdesk (helpdesk@msbcollege.edu) by sending an email from your student account with the subject “DreamSpark” and include your name, campus, and the IT course in which you are enrolled. Your credentials should then be emailed to you within 36 hours.