Academic Care Blog (Gautam's Blog)

AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step and How To Guides

Follow these Step-By-Step Guides for configuring IT Academy Federation Services to establish trust...

Author: gautam Date: 04/01/2012

DreamSpark and MSDNAA Reimagined

Microsoft DreamSpark™ program launched on Feb 19, 2008 in United States, the United Kingdom,...

Author: gautam Date: 02/18/2012

IT Academy Federation Deployment with ADFS STS

The benefits of enabling Federated claims-enabled access to IT Academy eLearning websites/resources...

Author: gautam Date: 01/08/2012

IT Academy Federation Requirements

IT Academy eLearning website resources have been claims/assertions-enabled and on-boarded to enable...

Author: gautam Date: 01/07/2012

Single Sign-on to the IT Academy sites

With the large number of disparate benefits in the ITA program, each fulfilled by different...

Author: gautam Date: 01/06/2012

IT Academy: High School IT Productivity Training and Certifications

Microsoft IT Academy provides High School students the latest IT Productivity Training and...

Author: gautam Date: 01/03/2012

IT Academy: High School IT Employability Solution

High Schools students can get the latest IT Productivity Training and Certifications through the IT...

Author: gautam Date: 12/23/2011

Launching Microsoft bliink – a web design contest for middle and high school students in US

Announcing the launch of Microsoft bliink – a web design contest for middle and high school...

Author: gautam Date: 01/06/2011

Expression Studio web design software for students in Bliink competition

Microsoft bliink is about providing a opportunity for Aspiring Technologists in US high schools to...

Author: gautam Date: 12/11/2010

How to get MSDNAA and Expression Studio software for High Schools in US

Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance High School (MSDNAA – High School) is the...

Author: gautam Date: 12/11/2010

Microsoft bliink…a web design competition for high school students

Now in its 3rd year, Microsoft bliink is about providing a opportunity for Aspiring Technologists in...

Author: gautam Date: 12/01/2010

Imagine Cup: Your innovation can help change the world

Imagine Cup is the world’s largest student technology competition. This annual competition inspires...

Author: gautam Date: 11/03/2010

Imagine Cup IT Challenge Quiz puts you on path to success in 60 minutes

Imagine Cup 2011 is the premier student technology competition. The IT Challenge is about preparing...

Author: gautam Date: 10/13/2010

How can High School Teachers provide students with DreamSpark Software

DreamSpark is a program that provides verified high School and College students with...

Author: gautam Date: 10/05/2010

Setting up XNA 3.1 Game Studio and Creator’s Club Academic Memberships from DreamSpark and MSDNAA

DreamSpark and MSDN Academic Alliance currently include XNA 3.1 and the Creator’s Club...

Author: gautam Date: 09/20/2010

Simple 3D game development with Kodu

Kodu – http://bit.ly/kodu1 Kodu is a visual programming language designed specifically for younger...

Author: gautam Date: 09/06/2010

Business and Entrepreneurship competition for High School students

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE), a registered non-profit organization, is accepting applications from...

Author: gautam Date: 08/13/2010

500 FREE Azure month-long passes given out each Month

In August, September and October of 2010, each month, 500 FREE Windows Azure One Month Pass are...

Author: gautam Date: 08/10/2010

Free Training to create Video Games -- no programming involved

Microsoft is offering a Free training to create video games at it’s Redmond, WA campus. Learn...

Author: gautam Date: 08/09/2010

Fix for Expression Encoder Screen Capture Limit to 10 minutes

Expression Encoder v4 from MSDNAA and DreamSpark incorrectly limited the screen capture on some PCs...

Author: gautam Date: 08/03/2010

PDC 2010 in Redmond, October 28-29

  Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC 10) http://bit.ly/9uVaPf  is the...

Author: gautam Date: 07/12/2010

What is DreamSpark – A cheat-sheet for DreamSpark

What is DreamSpark? DreamSpark is a direct-to-student online software download mechanism for...

Author: gautam Date: 05/28/2010

DreamSpark provides Free Windows Marketplace for Mobile for Students

679EAVRD3PD7 Students, another great reason to develop Windows Phone applications in the Windows...

Author: gautam Date: 03/15/2010

TechEd 2010 Academic discounts for Students and Faculty

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Author: gautam Date: 02/23/2010

Microsoft MSDNAA software broadly available through IEEE membership

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Author: gautam Date: 02/18/2010

Using Software created with MSDNAA tools – licensing issues

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Author: gautam Date: 01/19/2010

How to get Expression Media from Dreamspark and MSDNAA

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Author: gautam Date: 01/04/2010

IEEE and ACM availability of Windows 7 from MSDNAA

The MSDN Academic Alliance program was established seven years ago as a membership service to...

Author: gautam Date: 10/28/2009

Expression Studio 3, XNA Game Studio 3.1 and Robotics Studio 2008 R2 on Dreamspark for student download

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Author: gautam Date: 08/18/2009

Microsoft Surface SDK in MSDN Academic Alliance

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Author: gautam Date: 08/17/2009

Professional Developer Conference discounted Registration for Students and Faculty

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Author: gautam Date: 08/15/2009

Making Windows 7 available to Students from their school/department download centers

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Author: gautam Date: 08/13/2009

Windows 7 is available through MSDN Academic Alliance

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional is now available in MSDN Academic Alliance. Next week Windows 7...

Author: gautam Date: 08/08/2009

Dreamspark US with simplified Student Enrollment Verification

DreamSpark V2 for US has launched yesterday, June 15. It simplifies the enrollment verification...

Author: gautam Date: 06/16/2009

Which one to get - MSDN or TechNet?

I was  just asked the  question -  which one to  get MSDN  or TechNet ...

Author: gautam Date: 04/06/2009

DreamSpark: How to get Verified for the Microsoft Dreamspark software in US?

All Students at all accredited higher education institutions in US are eligible for DreamSpark at...

Author: gautam Date: 03/30/2009

How to get XNA Creator’s Club Academic Memberships from MSDNAA

XNA Game studio 3.0 is now part of MSDNAA and is also available in ELMS for students, faculty and...

Author: gautam Date: 03/11/2009

How to Download and Install DreamSpark Software

Microsoft software from DreamSpark comes packaged in large, single files with .ISO or .IMG...

Author: gautam Date: 01/13/2009

Students' must-have products from MSDNAA

Students in US Colleges and Universities have downloaded the following professional software and...

Author: gautam Date: 12/13/2008

Gaming Conference Cruise for $650

Are you interested in learning about Gaming technologies? Sign-up for a game development conference...

Author: gautam Date: 12/03/2008

What MSDN AA products are distributed in ELMS

The following is the set of products available for download from the ELMS system (as of Dec 1,...

Author: gautam Date: 12/02/2008

Products included in MSDN Academic Alliance

The following is the list of products included in MSDNAA (as of Dec 1, 2008) for US customers. To...

Author: gautam Date: 12/02/2008

How can Students get access to MSDN AA software

Any eligible STEM-D (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business and Design) student is...

Author: gautam Date: 12/01/2008

What are the benefits included in MSDN AA? How does MSDN AA cost?

MSDN AA includes thousands of dollars worth of software, tools and IT Academy Student Pass Training...

Author: gautam Date: 11/30/2008

How to sign-up for MSDN AA - a step-by-step guide

MSDN AA is an important program where Microsoft works with universities to put Microsoft software in...

Author: gautam Date: 11/30/2008

How is the MSDN AA software distributed to students in STEM departments?

After the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) department sign-ups for a MSDN AA...

Author: gautam Date: 11/29/2008

Why should MSDN AA software be made available to ALL eligible students (even if their class does not use the software)?

Technology skills are important for the student's career development, are increasingly a key...

Author: gautam Date: 11/28/2008

Can any student get MSDN AA software?

MSDN Academic Alliance (http://msdnaa.net) is an important program where Microsoft works with...

Author: gautam Date: 11/27/2008

Why does MSDN AA exist?

Technology skills are increasingly important for success of students and for continued leadership in...

Author: gautam Date: 11/05/2008

What is MSDN-Academic Alliance (MSDNAA)?

Microsoft Developer Network - Academic Alliance (MSDN AA) is the easiest and most inexpensive way...

Author: gautam Date: 11/05/2008

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