If you are a college student like me in one of the only 11 countries knows about (sarcasm) Microsoft you are eligible for a free download of a Microsoft product like.
- Visual Studio 2008
- Windows Server 2003
- Expression Studio
- XNA Game Studio
First of all you have to be a current college or university student, live in one of the 11 approved countries and have some way of proving all of it. A Windows Live ID is required.
You have to a student in.
United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Germany, France, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium
In my case I had to PDF a copy of my transcript and send it via one of their partners JourneyED.com in the US. School ID and electronic verification via certain schools are also available for verification depending on the region. I guess this is Microsoft trying to reach and be nice to the work force of tomorrow. My choice was Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition which is running as a guest under VMware server used mostly for testing purposes. Note : All products are delivered in the form of an ISO.