Computer Science

Microsoft Development Software

Department of Computer Science (COS)
Microsoft Developer Network - Academic Alliance

The Department of Computer Science has subscribed to the Microsoft Developer Network's Academic Alliance program. This program allows us to put many Microsoft products in our computer labs. It also allows us to distribute them to computer science students and faculty. The MSDNAA.net web site has lots of additional information and coding resources.

The administration and distribution of software is done by a third party site, e-academy. Students who meet the required criteria as stated below, need to contact the administrator o...@cs.usm.maine.edu in order to have their account activated on e-academy.

The software is provided in two formats, images that can be downloaded and installed (using a special client from e-academy) and ISO image files that need to beburned on a CD-R or DVD-R depending on size of image. Ensure you pick the right format before downloading the files -- they are very large!

To qualify you must be currently enrolled in a computer science class (courses beginning with the COS prefix) numbered 285 or above.

Product keys will be mailed to you after downloading software.

Currently we are making the following software available:

Visual Studio Components

  • Visual Studio 2003/2005/2008 Professional
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
  • MSDN Library (Visual Studio 2005/2008)

Other Software

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Server 2003 - (Web, Standard and Enterprise)
  • Windows Server 2008 (Standard and Enterprise)
  • Visio 2003/2007 Professional
  • Project 2003/2007

Downloads are available from:
ELMS for USM Computer Science