Microsoft offers FREE software to IEEE student members

Microsoft & IEEE have announced a collaboration to empower students to reach their professional aspirations. The goal of the Microsoft-IEEE collaboration is to increase the number of students engaged in technical pursuits with the long-term benefit of strengthening business and society through the use of technology.

As part of the deal, IEEE student members will have free access to many of Microsoft’s software, including Windows Vista and XP, but not including Windows7:

– Access 2003/2007
– Exchange Server 2007
– Espression
– MSDN Library
– Office SharePoint Server 2007
– Project Professional 2003/2007
– SQL Server 2005
– Visio Professional 2003/2007
– Visual Studio .NET 2002/2003/2005/2008
– Windows Vista Business
– Windows XP Professional

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association with more than 395,000 members in 160 countries; of which 45 percent of whom are from outside the United States; and more than 80,000 student members.

In addition, the two organizations will identify opportunities to increase awareness of important technology-related issues that affect the growth of the IT industry.

More details: Microsoft | IEEE.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.


  1. Crypto

    Im sure IEEE would get loads of traffic in the coming days….. they had to remove Windows 7 due to many non STEM students grabbing the membership….

  2. hackerman1

    what is new about that ?

    there were a lot of posting all over the net several months ago when W7 was released, as many non-students got W7 for FREE, from both IEEE & ACM. also offers very cheap membership for students, they have a lot of MS-software,
    (but not W7) available to it´s members.

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