Licensed Software for Students & Staff

DreamSpark (formerly known as MSDN Academic Alliance)

The DreamSpark/MSDN AA makes it easier and less expensive for academic institutions to use the latest Microsoft tools, platforms and servers for instruction and research. It also allows students enrolled in approved faculties to install Microsoft resources such as Visual Studio, Expression Web, Windows Vista, SQL Server, Windows Server and more on their home machines / laptops for free.

Students of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies are entitled to DreamSpark (Developer AA) subscription that includes Microsoft platform, servers, and developer tools software.This software may be installed on your personal computer free of charge, according to the End User License Agreement. The software can be used for instructional and research purposes; it may not be used to run the infrastructure of the Faculty.

How do I get access?

Students, Staff and Researchers in the School can ACCESS their subscription at HERE → 

Students who have received a specific email invitation do not need to register again. If you think you are entitled but do not appear to be registered, please contact the ICT Helpdesk on 9351 6000. 

To register you will need to use your UniKey as your Student Identifier. You will also need to use your University email address (eg. abcd1234@uni.sydney.edu.au) to create your account. Accounts that are created using another email address will be deleted. 

Only students and staff within the Faculty will be able to register.

Who do I contact for help?

If you are having problems registering for an account or logging in, please contact the ICT Helpdesk on 16000 for all assistance.

Further details to Access IT Support.