As a member of the Microsoft Imagine program (formerly MSDNAA and Dreamspark), the department in which you take credit courses is authorized to provide you with program software for use on your personal computer. To be in compliance with the Microsoft Imagine program requirements, you must follow these usage guidelines when using the program software on your computer. You must also agree to the terms of the Microsoft Imagine End User License Agreement (EULA), the Amendment to the EULA, and any conditions required by your department.

The Imagine Site Administrator at your school will be responsible for maintaining records of student use and ensuring there is full compliance with the program among all department users, including students, faculty, and systems administration staff. Please see your Site Administrator for any questions that you may have about the program, or refer to

By installing, copying, or otherwise using the Product, you agree to be bound by the terms of the EULA and the Amendment to the EULA. If you do not agree to these terms, do not install, copy, or use the Product.

Installation Guidelines

Your department will provide server access for you to download program software.

You must have a UNIX account within the Computer Science department to be eligible to load program software on your personal use computer. Guest account holders are not eligible to receive program software.

You may not give copies of software to anyone else. Other qualifying students must obtain software via the method(s) set up by the Imagine Site Administrator. In order to install certain components of the Product, you may need an Academic Alliance Product Key. The Product Key will be assigned solely to download authorized software. You may not disclose the Product Key information to anyone else.

The imagine Site Administrator will maintain records of software downloaded from a server or checked out, and will provide those records to Microsoft upon request.

Usage Guidelines

You may use the software for non-commercial purposes including instructional use, research and/or design, and development and testing of projects for class assignments, tests, or personal projects. You may not use the Program software for any for-profit software development.

When you are no longer a registered student in a department that is a member of Imagine, you may no longer receive updates for your personal use computer. However, you may continue to use previously installed products on your computer, provided you continue to follow program guidelines.

If you violate the terms of the EULA and the Amendment to the EULA, the Imagine Program Administrator will demand confirmation of removal of the program software from your personal-use computer.