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[Microsoft] DEAD: ACM.org MSDNAA Access for 19$US (Windows 7, Vista) *Free calculator*

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[Microsoft] DEAD: ACM.org MSDNAA Access for 19$US (Windows 7, Vista) *Free calculator*

People should hold off buying this, it appears that ACM is no longer offering Windows 7 to its MSDNAA members.
For the people that purchased it and retrieved the keys, they seem to work fine, and you can still use them. If you retrieved all 8 keys, you're set, if you didn't... no more.
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[QUOTE]Dear Students,

This is a heads-up that Windows 7 Final Release has been taken out of the Microsoft Developer Academic Alliance package offered to ACM Student Members. Windows 7 Beta remains. There has been a very large influx of NON-computing students joining ACM to just get Windows 7. Windows 7 Beta remains.

The Developer AA package is really JUST for computing-type students. Microsoft offers another package Dream Spark to all non-computing students. So, it looks like the viral nature of the net has, "yes," told lots of students about this offer, and, "no," we don't want every student.

I encourage you to check our ACM Student Membership for "real." It is a great bargain -through the Developer AA Package there's still a lot fo software for free, and, you can also download Sun and CA stuff. And, you are eligible for e-mentoring, a digital edition of Communications of the ACM (that's really "hot"), Crossroads, etc., etc.

Have a look: http://www.acm.org/membership/panel?pageIndex=2

Lillian Israel
ACM Director of Membership [/QUOTE]



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So if anyone is interested in getting access to the MSDNAA website this is the cheapest route. You get two copies of Windows 7, plus all the other software available. Posted below.

- I'll keep this thread updated with more information if users post.


SlickDeals user Wikipost posted this (all credit should go to him):

ACM signup provides EIGHT licenses (4 English, 2 Chinese, 2 Spanish, users are reporting that they are interchangeable).

you can join ACM for $ 19 for a 1year membership with MSDN AA software access (same software)

Thanks to versusqc:
Use this form and get a free calculator (while supplies last):
https://campus.acm.org/public/QJStuWith ... pe=Student

http://campus.acm.org/public/quickjoin/interim.cfm --- original student membership form --- $ 19

- sign up and ACM will send you log-in information
- then you will have to wait till ACM lets you opt-in for MSDNAA membership --- it will take approx. 1 to 2 days --- to check if you can "opt-in", log in to "MyACM" and under the "My Services" tab you will find a light blue box saying "Access ACM
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Available Software

[QUOTE]Currently Available Software for IEEE MSDNAA Members
.NET Framework 1.1 SDK
.NET Micro Framework SDK
Access 2003
Access 2003 (Espa
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Continued...

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SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition - 32-bit - CD2
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SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition - 32-bit - DVD
SQL Server 2008 Developer (x86 and x64) - DVD (English)
SQL Server 2008 Enterprise (x86 and x64) - DVD
SQL Server 2008 Enterprise (x86 and x64) - DVD (Japanese)
Streets & Trips 2009 (x86) - DVD
System Center Capacity Planner 2006 with Service Pack 1
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 - DVD
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System Center Essentials 2007 - DVD
System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 (x64) - CD
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System Center Reporting Manager 2006
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Traian2003 wrote:
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That's a lot of software! I have to check if my school MSDNAA agreement covers Win7

EDIT: Is win7 available at the moment? Or will it be posted once it's available in retail stores?
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You should not highlight Windows 7 Ultimate RC as people should NOT be downloading that. Get Windows 7 Professional.
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Firestorm wrote:
Aug 20th, 2009 5:02 pm
You should not highlight Windows 7 Ultimate RC as people should NOT be downloading that. Get Windows 7 Professional.
why because it is release candidate?
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dealsoutlook wrote:
Aug 20th, 2009 5:04 pm
why because it is release candidate?
Yeah. Windows 7 Ultimate RC is the Release Candidate. It will start shutting itself down every 2 hours starting in March 2010 and stop working altogether in June 2010. I'm on it right now but as soon as my school gets me Windows 7 Professional (not up yet in our MSDNAA site) I'll be switching to it.
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That's a lot of software! I have to check if my school MSDNAA agreement covers Win7

EDIT: Is win7 available at the moment? Or will it be posted once it's available in retail stores?
Available now but some schools haven't updated. Contact your program administrator if it isn't up yet.
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superfigz wrote:
Aug 20th, 2009 5:01 pm

EDIT: Is win7 available at the moment? Or will it be posted once it's available in retail stores?
Based on comments it should be available already.
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So Windows 7 Professional (x86) - DVD (English) will work as well as a full retail version later?
Need to get it before I'm not a student at the end of the month :lol:

also, what difference is there btwn professional and ultimate?
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Is this good for current students only?

How about students who graduated ....... oh let's say couple of years ago?
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This is a good find but how you are using the software is illegal. MSDN subscription licenses are only meant for development or testing purposes, not for regular use. If you're going to spend $19 to get software and break the EULA, you might as download Microsoft software from bittorrent and run patches to remove protection.
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enzo85 wrote:
Aug 20th, 2009 5:13 pm
This is a good find but how you are using the software is illegal. MSDN subscription licenses are only meant for development or testing purposes, not for regular use. If you're going to spend $19 to get software and break the EULA, you might as download Microsoft software from bittorrent and run patches to remove protection.
Although I agree with you, there are many more ways this can benefit people. for example, if you are doing your MCSE exams, you are technically using for testing purposes, but do not have access to these softwares....
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Off Topic: has anyone here used an ACM subscription before? I've found a lot of articles/papers linked to ACM in the past but used alternative sources because I didn't have a subscription (and didn't want to pay).
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Jon Lai wrote:
Aug 20th, 2009 5:27 pm
Also, how come they have much more software than normal MSDNAA (ie. from UW).
From what I read and understood, is that most universities post only the software that they support.
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