Microsoft Imagine Premium
Note: On September 7, 2016, the DreamSpark name was retired, but the program benefits continue as the Microsoft Imagine program. Use your NetID to access the Microsoft Imagine Premium system.
On Oct 1, 2015, a mass import of banner email addresses was done and students could
login to the system with their email address-of-record from Banner. On Oct 20, 2015
NetID authentication was added and students should be able to login using their NetID
account information... which will redirect you to an MSU login page. So, on the login
page there are two login sections. The one labeled as "Single Sign-On" is the one
you should use for your NetID. The screenshot below shows both logins and the one
you want on the actual login page is on the left.
Background information: The Gianforte School of Computing subscribes to the Microsoft Imagine Premium program (formerly known as Microsoft DreamSpark Premium) at a renewal cost of $799.00 for 3 years. Subscribing to Imagine Premium allows Faculty, Staff and Students to download / license many of Microsoft's development tools including Visual Studio as well as Microsoft's operating systems (Windows 7 and Windows 8, etc). It does NOT offer Microsoft Office but does offer some pieces of it that are useful for development like Visio and Access. The Imagine Premium web service is run by a contractor for Microsoft and hosted outside of MSU's network.
Here is the link to the CS Department's Imagine Premium site.
If you have questions or comments, feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org.