Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Microsoft Academic Alliance
MSDN AA Website
MSDN Download Server
The MSDN Academic Alliance provides EECS faculty and students with the latest developer tools, servers, and platforms from Microsoft at a very low cost. Member departments may install the software on their lab machines for instructional and research purposes, and permit their faculty and students to install the software on their personal computers.
The program helps members to keep their labs, faculty, and students on the leading edge of technology. It is available to departments in technical areas such as computer science, engineering, and information technology at universities, trade schools, and high schools worldwide.
The department receives numerous benefits as part of their membership:
- Latest set of Microsoft platforms, servers, and developer tools via regular CD shipments and a download Web site.
- License to install the software on any number of lab machines used by the department for instructional and research purposes.
- License to provide the software to students taking courses that lead to credit or a certificate within the department, so they can load the software on their personal computers for use in coursework and personal projects.
- Electronic software distribution to students through e-academy License Management Systems (ELMS).