Now is certainly the time to be a student!  As we announced earlier, you can pick up Office Ultimate 2007 for $59.95 (91% off of retail), which is well worth it for the bibliography/works cited feature alone.  Even better, today we announced the DreamSpark program which enables students to download Microsoft developer and design tools at no charge. Free. Gratis. Cuesta Nada.

From the overview:

The site enables students like you to download professional-level Microsoft developer and design tools to unlock your creative potential and set you on the path to academic and career success, by supporting and advancing your learning and skills through technical design, technology, math, science and engineering activities.

Seriously... killer deal.  Amongst the available software, you have access to:

  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Expression Studio
  • XNA Game Studio 2.0
  • XNA Creators Club Online
  • Learn more and sign up for the program here: https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/Products.aspx

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