Free Microsoft software for Indian students

Recently, on an English daily, I read about Bill Gates visit to India. I was wondering whether he have any specific plans behind the India tour? In the mean while I came to know, at IIT Delhi, he announced about his new initiative – Dreamspark wherein he is going to offer free Microsoft software for all technical students in India.


The free DVD, consists the following Microsoft products:

  • Visual Studio 2008 (Professional Edition)
  • Windows server 2003 (Standard Edition)
  • SQL Server 2005 (Developer Edition)
  • Express Studio

To get your free DVD, just carry your students identity card and visit any nearest branch of NIIT or Aptech computer education center. You may also visit this page to download your free online.

So, I would request you to hurry and get your copy of Windows software for free 🙂

Links: DreamSpark Homepage | Download/Nearest center


p@r@noid November 8, 2008

This is nice….I like microsoft because of this…last time i Attended a seminar In New Delhi @ Nehru Place, They Gave me VB DVD!!!


Indian Idol November 9, 2008

The initiative is good but not the execution. If you have a look at site you will see that it isn’t designed properly. For the screenshot you can have a look at .

Deepak Jain November 9, 2008

@Indian Idol
Yup.. Even I noticed them earlier…

Even then, we should not 4get that they are doing all these for free 😛

Indian Idol November 9, 2008

It is free for users but Microsoft is bearing some costs for this initiative. So there is no excuse for the team involved in it. Moreover if it is just some small glitch ( even that shouldn’t be allowed since the company reputation is at stake) then there is no problem, but it is really a major usability bug.
And the site isn’t designed by volunteers but by employees who are being paid for it.