The IEEE Computer Society, in conjunction with Microsoft®, is pleased to offer a wide selection of development software for student members. To get your FREE software:



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Become a student member of both the Computer Society and the IEEE for only US $40.00 or add Computer Society to an existing IEEE membership for as low as US $8.00.

Within approximately 8 days of your new application and payment being processed and accepted, a separate e-mail with user account and login information to access your free software will be sent to the e-mail address on your IEEE Computer Society record.  Please make sure you provide your e-mail address because that is the only way you will receive information about the offer.

A sample of the e-mail you will receive about the offer is below.  

Use the login information you receive in the e-mail mentioned above.  You will then be able to download your FREE Microsoft development software. 

The message you will receive looks like this from <>:

ELMS for MSDNAA Software Center: This message has been generated automatically from your MSDNAA Online Software System. Please do not reply to this message as you will not receive a response. Please click on the SUPPORT link in your MSDNAA Online Software System for support contact information on your campus.

MSDNAA E-Academy License Management System (ELMS)


Welcome! You have been registered in your university/college ELMS for MSDNAA online software system. Here you can download, purchase and/or check out CDs from a wide range of Microsoft developer tools, servers, and platforms. There is no charge to download and/or check out the software as long as you are an eligible user in the System.
How does it Work?
Your university/college is licensed under the MSDN Academic Alliance Program which enables eligible students and faculty members to access software available under the Program. e-academy Inc., a partner of Microsoft, is providing ELMS for MSDNAA to you. Simply log into the System using your username and password included below and start browsing/ordering the software available to you.
Your MSDNAA Online Software System can be found at:
Your username is : <your_email_address>
Your password is : <will be assigned>
Technical Support

If you have any technical difficulties please contact, please go to the support section in the web site and click on Request Customer Support. Technical support is provided by your MSDNAA Program Administrator at your school.
General Information
If you have general questions about the MSDNAA Program, who is eligible, general rules and regulations, etc., please go to the support section in the web site for contact information.
Please keep this e-mail for future reference, as you will need your username and password in order access the online software system.
Remember, by accessing the Microsoft software through this system you are stating that you are authorized, and are agreeing to comply with all usage guidelines.
e-academy Inc.

Use the login information you receive to download your FREE Microsoft software.

More Benefits of Joining

  • Complimentary subscription to Computer magazine.
  • FREE access to 600 selections from the Safari Books Online Essential Tech and Business Library.
  • FREE online access to 500 IT books and technical articles.
  • 50% off premier periodicals in your area of expertise.
  • FREE subscription to digital library.
  • Discounted registration fees to society-sponsored conferences.
  • Discounts for hundreds of books and conference publications.
  • FREE e-mail alias of
  • FREE access to 3,500 e-learning courses. Topics include Java, Cisco, Microsoft, project management, security, and more.
  • Discounts on certification exams and prep course for software professionals.
  • Hold elective office in the society or serve as a volunteer on one of the society's many boards and committees.
  • Become eligible for awards and scholarships.
  • FREE membership in your local chapter.
  • Participate in 40+ Technical Committees.
  • Participate in Standards working groups.


Requirements for Joining

Student membership in the Computer Society requires an IEEE student membership. To qualify for student membership in the IEEE you must:

    * Carry at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program.
    * Be a registered undergraduate or graduate student.
    * Be in a course of study in an
IEEE designated field.

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