What is DreamSpark?

The Microsoft DreamSpark program allows students around the world with the opportunity to download a variety of professional Microsoft development and design software for free.  BGSU has partnered with the DreamSpark program to provide access to these software applications.

Available Software Includes:

  • Visual Studio 2012 Professional
  • Windows Phone SDK
  • Xbox Game Development
  • Windows Server 2012 RC

Full List of Available Software

System Requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista or 7
  • Internet Connection
  • Internet Browser
  • Windows Live ID Account

Downloading Software

  • To begin downloading, simply go to this link: https://www.dreamspark.com/
  • Scroll past the top banner and select the software you are interested in from the two horizonal lists.
  • Users may be asked to select their preferred language, the select either the download via a web browser or use the download manager.
  • Follow the instructions from the download page to install the software.

Additional Information
Additional information may be available from:

  • Contacting Technology Support Center (TSC) - 110 Hayes Hall,  tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999