Microsoft's DreamSpark is a new initiative intended to put the company's development and design software into the hands of students at no cost. The following software is available through DreamSpark:

  • Visual Studio 2012 Professional and Express
  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional
  • Visual Studio 2005 Professional
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2003
  • SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • SQL Server 2005 Developer
  • SQL Server 2005 Express
  • Robotics Developer Studio 4
  • Expression Studio 4
  • XNA Game Studio 3
  • XNA Creators Club Online
  • Virtual PC
  • And more

Cost & Eligibility

Software provided through DreamSpark is available at no cost to District 215 students. However, downloading software from the DreamSpark site requires you to authenticate with your District 215 account. If you do not have an account, please contact our IT Helpdesk.
To start the authentication process, you must select the "sign in" option on the top right of the DreamSpark Store.

System Requirements

The system requirements for DreamSpark include a computer with a Windows operating system, a Web browser, and a high-speed Internet connection. Each software package available through DreamSpark has its own set of additional system requirements. You can review the system requirements for each product by clicking the System Requirements link below the product's description on the product's page.

Please click here to access District 215's DreamSpark Store.