3 Why DreamSpark Subscription? 1Easy-to-manage program to outfit software labs, and provide the latest professional software at no charge to students and facultyAccess to software and resources for learning, teaching and researchEnable faculty with the latest technology to engage students and prepare them to achieve their career goalsReduced IT training and teaching budget
4 DreamSpark Subscription Offering 2AudiencesAudiencesK-12Higher Education(tech dept. only)StudentEducatorsDreamSpark StandardxDreamSpark PremiumOffersOverviewRenewal Path as of 1/6/12DreamSpark StandardDirect and campus-wide offering for students, educators, and labsOffers development and designer productsAccess via:MSDN Subscription PortalElectronic License Management System (ELMS) https://www.dreamspark.com/institution/ELMS-Overview.aspx managed by Kivuto (formerly known as E-academy)Electronic deliveryAs of January 16th, 2012, customers are no longer able to buy MSDN Developer AA, MSDND Designer AA or MSDN High School AA. These programs have been retired. New customers can purchase either a DreamSpark Premium or DreamSpark subscription. DreamSpark Premium replaces MSDN AA. Designer AA and High School AA have been retired. Dreamspark subscription is a new subscription type with a new product catalogue which is for all institution types (from K12 to higher ed).Customers that have a current active Developer AA, Designer AA or High School AA subscription to which they enrolled in before 1/16/12, can continue to avail of the same subscription and offering until renewal time. At that point, they will be offered the opportunity to renew either to DreamSpark or DreamSpark Premium, whatever is applicable.
5 DreamSpark Subscription Licensing EULADreamSpark Subscription Licensing3LicensingDreamSparkStandardPremiumPerpetual RightsAcademic/Non-commercial usageUsageCampus Wide DistributionSchool, college and UniversitySTEM Department OnlyLab and Classroom InstallationStudents and Faculty MachinesPerpetual rights: Software can be used after graduations according to EULA terms (non-commercial use).Software can be used for research, training, learning purposes only.Two copies of software for each student enrolled in at least 1 course and faculty members (for use in school and on a personal machine).Only physical lab machines that do not leave campus grounds qualify for “naked PC’’ clause, i.e. can install without having previous version of Windows.Note:Detailed usage guidelines can be accessed on these pages:DreamSpark Standard https://www.dreamspark.com/Institution/DS-Usage-Guidelines.aspxEnd-user Licensing information can be accessed on these pages:DreamSpark Standard https://dreamspark.com/Institution/DS-EULA.aspx
6 DreamSpark Subscription Product Catalog 4DreamSpark Standard: About 27 products, mainly developer, gaming and designer tools, plus Microsoft Windows Server, Visual Studio Professional, Expression, and SQL Server.DreamSpark Premium: Extensive product catalog, hundreds of Microsoft products, including Microsoft Windows client, Visual Studio Premium and Ultimate, and SharePoint Server. Microsoft Office not included.Product Categories Line-upDreamSparkStandardPremiumOperating SystemsWindows ClientWindows ServerDeveloper & Design ToolsVisual Studio ProfessionalVisual Studio PremiumVisual Studio UltimateExpressionWindows EmbeddedApplicationsVisioProjectOneNoteServersSQL ServerBizTalk ServerSharePoint Server
7 How to Enroll in or Renew a DreamSpark Subscription
8 For Computing at Schools Member institutions 5Microsoft includes a 3 year subscription to DreamSpark Standard as a benefit at no cost.How to obtain DreamSpark Standard:Please use the following DreamSpark Promo Code XXXXXCode will be sent separately inWithin two weeks of acceptance or renewal into the Microsoft IT Academy Program, the IT Academy Program administrator for your institution receives a welcome from DreamSpark. The DreamSpark welcome message contains information for your institution to access DreamSpark. In the event you do not receive the message or your IT Academy program administrator is no longer with your institution, please notify your Regional Service Center.Contact your Regional Service CenterTo obtain the DreamSpark benefit in Latin America, please contact your Regional Service Center.Note:The above guidelines do not apply for ITA customers that purchase an IT Academy membership throug a Microsoft Campus Agreement, School Agreement, or Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) Agreement. They will need to enroll in a DreamSpark subscription follow the process for customers purchasing these agreements outlined in the following slides.
9 How to order or renew a DreamSpark Subscription 6Note: review the information on Tab 1 and 2 to understand the difference between DreamSpark Standard and DreamSpark Premium and check eligibility before enrollingThe person enrolling must be the person that will act as Program Administrator for the subscriptionFrom dreamspark.com, click on “Academic Institutions”.Click on tab 3 “Enroll” *Note that if the users go to Sign-in/Create an account, that will NOT create a DreamSpark Subscription account, nor give them access to the Subscription.* Once you have finished the entire process Microsoft Ltd will be asked to verify your institution as a school, college or university. This is to prevent fraud.
10 How to order or renew a DreamSpark Subscription 7Users must select their country to get to region-specific order form.Then select which subscription level they want to enroll in based on eligibility:DreamSpark StandardClick “continue” to proceed.
11 How to order or renew a DreamSpark Subscription 8Users must select whether they are purchasing a new or renewal subscription.
12 How to order or renew a DreamSpark Subscription 9In case of renewals, users need to input the First and Last name of the current subscription administrator (account holder) and the current subscription ID # of the subscription they wish to renewNote:If you had previously activated an Electronic License Management System Webstore as part of your subscription, please make sure to renew within 60 days from your expiration date to keep your current subscriber ID and ensure that you can continue to use the same ELMS webstore
13 How to order a DreamSpark Subscription 10User must completes the order form.This is where the user inputs the DreamSpark Promotion Code XXXXXXIf known enter your applicable Academic Agreement Number. This will set the price to £0.
14 How to order a DreamSpark Subscription 11The user must choose the type of subscription to enroll in. Price is set £0 because of the previously entered promo code.
15 How to order or renew a DreamSpark Subscription 12Users sign in with their Windows Live ID. This address will be associated with the subscription, i.e. as the Program Administrator
16 How to order a DreamSpark Subscription 13User will need to complete the order form, which requires:Contact informationInstitution’s informationTax information is not required since you are enrolling using a 100% off promo code.
17 How to order a DreamSpark Subscription 14Once the order is complete the information is collected and reviewed by a Microsoft representative (10 business days):DreamSpark Standard is campus wide, for any institution whether primary, secondary, trade/vocational, or higher education.FulfillmentOnce the eligibility check is completed, the subscription will be activated within 5 days. You will receive first an with your order information and then a welcome with your subscriber ID #.
19 How to Access Software15There are 3 methods to access software once an Institution has enrolled in DreamSpark:Through MSDN Subscription PortalThis is for Administrators only.Administrators can download software and products keys and make them available to student via the Institution intranet or by burning DVDs for check-out.By activating an ELMS (Electronic License Management System)A webstore that allows administrator to administer user accounts for students, faculty and labs, provide product keys and also restrict product catalog if required.A benefit offered by Microsoft to customers at no cost via our partner Kivuto (formerly known as E-academy).By giving student access directly to DreamSpark.comFor detailed information refer to software deployment guide which can be downloaded from https://www.dreamspark.com/Institution/Subscription.aspxNote:Even when choosing to activate the ELMS webstore, it is important that the Administrator creates a MSDN Subscription Portal account. This is required to get access to certain products and keys for lab installation. For example, to get product keys for lab installation for Microsoft Operating Systems, since Kivuto cannot distribute these product keys via their ELMS webstore.
20 Academic Institution Subscription Access 16Administrators can access their MSDN Subscription Portal and their Electronic License Management System (ELMS) Webstore (if they deployed one) at any time through the academic institutions Subscription Access https://www.dreamspark.com/Institution/Access.aspxRemember: MSDN Subscription Portal access if only for administrators, not for students.
21 Webstore Access For Students 17ELMS webstores are the recommended way to deploy software to your students and faculty so we encourage you to contact Kivuto and set one up. ELMS URLS can be hard to remember. For students to easily access your ELMS webstore in the future, they can follow these steps:1. Go to https://www.dreamspark.com/Student/Default.aspx?tab=22. Type in the name of the institution in the search box (see picture)3. Click on ‘’Visit the webstore”
22 FAQs18How can I determine if my institution is already a member of the DreamSpark program?Go to the https://www.dreamspark.com/Institution/Access.aspx page and enter your institution’s name in the “find your academic institution” textbox. If your school or institution does not appear in the search box, your institution is not currently a member of the DreamSpark subscription program.How do I change the Program Administrator for the subscription if needed?In the event you need to, you will need to update the mailing address and the name of the contact person. the customer service department for your region. A full list of our Regional Service Center is available on https://www.dreamspark.com/Institution/Support.aspx Make sure to provide your Subscriber ID # and name of the institution/school.Can an institution/school enroll both in a DreamSpark Standard and a DreamSpark Premium subscription?Yes, absolutely, particularly since DreamSpark Premium is only for a single eligible department. If you want to have a campus-wide subscription, you need to enroll in DreamSpark Standard even if one of your departments has a DreamSpark Premium. Also if your institution has multiple eligible STEM departments, each department needs to enroll in a DreamSpark Premium subscription, so in this case it is very common that an institution would have multiple subscriptions.I have seen that the DreamSpark for Student program (direct to student offering), offers free access to students to post their apps on the Windows Store, Windows Phone Dev Center etc. How can my students avail of these offers?Your students will need to have a verified DreamSpark.com account, which is separate from their ELMS account. They can sign up through https://www.dreamspark.com/Account/CreateAccount.aspx You can find more information at https://www.dreamspark.com/Student/App-Development.aspxNote that we have added functionality to the ELMS to get DreamSpark verification codes to simplify the DreamSpark account verification process. Look for an ad related to ‘’Free Windows Store access for students’’ on the ELMS Home Page to learn more.
23 FAQs –multi-sites Academic VL agreements/ITAs 19I have purchased Academic VL Agreement as part of a multi-site deal (e.g. a State or Country-wide deal), how many DreamSpark subscriptions can I enroll in at no cost? You can enroll in 1 subscription for EACH of your institutions, i.e. each of your institutions/schools can enroll using the same DreamSpark promo code and valid Academic VL or ITA agreement number. We actually recommend that each institution gets its own subscription. Make sure to pass on the agreement # and DreamSpark promo code to all of your institutions’ administrators. If you have multiple departments eligible for DreamSpark Premium, each department should enroll.I have purchased Academic VL Agreement as part of a multi-site deal (e.g. a State or Country-wide deal), can I have a single subscription and a single ELMS webstore for all sites? Will I still be able to have multiple administrators?Yes you can but you need to be aware of the following limitations:Only 1 administrator will be able to access MSDN Subscription Portal, which means that only that administrator will be able to get access to Microsoft Operating Systems lab keys. So s/he will need to distribute keys to all other institutions’ lab administrators (and the software too if you do not deploy a ELMS). The administrator needs to be the person enrolling in the DreamSpark subscription. MSDN Subscriber portal does not allow to have multiple administrators.ELMS webstores allow to have multiple administrators but you need to contact to set them up. You can then organize the users of your single webstore in different user groups (one per institution/school), each with an administrator if you prefer, or just have the one administrator manage the site and software access for all institutions, whatever you prefer. Sub-administrators will be able to download products for labs but not all product keys. See above.
24 FAQs - Renewal 20 How can I find out when my subscription is expiring? Go to and check the details and expiration date under "My Account".How can I find my current Subscriber ID?Go to the to find the subscriber ID under “My Subscription” in "My Account“ page.Can I renew again at no cost?In order for you to renew again at no cost, you need to first renew your Academic VL subscription or renew your IT Academy. You will receive again the DreamSpark promo codes in you Welcome letter.I have an ELMS webstore, what do I need to do to ensure that I do not lose my webstore if my DreamSpark subscription is expiring?You will receive a DreamSpark renewal notice 60 days before you subscription expires, and then again at regular intervals as reminder. We recommend that you renew your subscription within 60 days to be able to keep the same subscriber ID and webstore. All your student accounts, product catalog and settings will be preserved.Does my DreamSpark subscription expire at the same time as my Academic VL Agreement or IT Academy?Not in most cases: the DreamSpark subscription is valid for 1 or 3 years, depending on the promo code, from the moment you enrolled and your subscription became active. The only exception is DreamSpark Standard subscriptions for customers that purchased IT Academy directly since we automatically enrolled you at the same time as you enrolled in ITA.
26 New Subscriber Resources 21Software DeploymentNew Software Deployment guide for institutions, detailing step by step how administrators can provide software access to students, faculty and labs via MSDN Subscriber Portal and ELMS WebstoresELMS overview:Licensing and UsageDreamSpark Standard usage guidelines:DreamSpark Premium usage guidelines:DreamSpark Standard License Agreement:DreamSpark Premium License Agreement:STEM definition page:Support:DreamSpark subscription support:ELMS Webstores support:FAQs:https://www.dreamspark.com/Support/FAQ/Default.aspx (click on Institution tile)