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DreamSpark
Standard Usage Guidelines
  • Permitted by the end user license
  • Not permitted by end user license
  • Students who are currently enrolled in at least one course at the institution may install the software on their personal computers.
  • Students who are not currently enrolled in courses that lead to credit or a certificate are not eligible to obtain DreamSpark software for their personal computers.
  • The tools and technologies provided through the DreamSpark Standard subscription may be used exclusively for academic instruction, academic projects, and non-commercial research.
  • The software that is part of the membership may not be used for any IT infrastructure or administration purposes at the DreamSpark member’s school, university, foundation, or organization. The software might not be installed on lab computers or personal computer and devices used for general activities as email or web access.
  • All users of software provided through DreamSpark Standard are prohibited from using DreamSpark Standard software for commercial purposes. The only exception is if students are developing Windows, Windows Phone apps and Games to publish on Microsoft app stores where students get free access.
  • Any product created with DreamSpark Standard software may be offered or used commercially only after the purchase of appropriate commercial licenses of any and all software products used during the product’s creation. The only exception is if students are developing Windows, Windows Phone apps and Games to publish on Microsoft app stores where students get free access.
  • Institution/departmental faculty members as well as staff directly involved with teaching or system administration related to DreamSpark Premium may install and use 2 copies the software on their personal computer (a) to support their teaching; (b) in non-commercial research; or (c) to design, develop, test, and demonstrate software programs for the above purposes.
  • Institution/departmental faculty members as well as staff who are not directly involved with teaching or system administration related to DreamSpark Premium may not install the software on their personal computers.
  • Every copy of the software must be a true and complete copy and it must include all copyright and trademark notices. All software made available must include all of the files on the media.
  • The software provided by DreamSpark Standard may not be sold, rented, leased, or transferred to any third party including contractors, consultants, other companies, and other department personnel. This includes entities projects.
  • The program administrator must authorize any access to the MSDN Subscribers Area or the ELMS download portal to other faculty members within the department. Only qualified students, faculty and administrators may have access to DreamSpark Standard product keys.
  • The program administrator (PA) may not allow any other faculty members or students to place orders for additional product keys via the Subscribers Area of the MSDN Web site. DreamSpark Standard product keys may not be sold, distributed, traded or given to anyone outside the qualified department or organization.