MSDN AA Admins: Simplify your life! Switch to Hosted ELMS for MSDN Academic Alliance
The MSDN Academic Alliance is a great opportunity for student clubs, faculty, and academic departments to enable their students and courses with free software. Administering this system, however, has been a bit cumbersome in the past. Last year, I stumbled through the learning process of setting up my own account and while the process works it was difficult to navigate.
This year we are responding to the over-burdened administrator. Your days of supporting your own local MSDN AA Server or MSDN AA CD library could be over! MSDN AA now comes with a Hosted ELMS Solution. This enables remote hosting of available software. Switching is easy and should take less than a half hour. This was a process I didn't struggle with and made a huge impact on me ... enough to provide some how-to videos.
Where to get started? Watch this video to Transition your MSDN AA account over to a Hosted ELMS Solution (followed by a video on setting up users: Add Users to Hosted ELMS). Download the Hosted ELMS User Guide for a reference.