Software distribution via education centers

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  1. NPH

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    So I got an email last night in my college account and it's a link to a site with account details for a MSDN Software Alliance site through the school.

    My question is, is the software installation/activation good for as long as I keep the software or is it some type of time bomb thing for "eval" purposes or some type of time limit set by the school or distributor?

    There's a whole load of software and some of it is really expensive stuff (Server 2003 Enterprise, etc.) :eek3:
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    If I'm not mistaken, MSDNAA licenses remain valid for as long as you're a student. Someone probably knows more about this than I do though, since I've never used (and most likely never will use) the MSDNAA at my school.
     
  3. CyberBullets

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    yes as long as your a student you have access to the MSDNAA. this also means you cant sell anything you make from the MSDNAA.
     
  4. P07r0457

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    yes, VERY important point... It's good only for as long as you're a student, and ONLY for educational purposes.
     
  5. Jkuao

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    If I'm not mistaken, the Windows XP Pro licenses they offer are relatively open ended as in they just stop supporting it after your education ends so if you need a activation code, you're out of luck. At least that's what I remember when I was reading through the EULA.

    None of the software actually dies but generally when you're out in the industry the company buys this type of stuff in bulk so you'll still have roughly the same access.
     
  6. dtfromep

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    I use MSDNAA software (we get a lot of it). Reinstall after reinstall, they don't check to see if you are still a student at all. You just need to be a student to gain access to the download site - after you DL the software, it is yours. Doesn't 'bomb out' or expire, even after you graduate you can still activate windows/etc.
     
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    This is what I have received for 'free' so far (they charge us a mandatory $200 per semester tech fee that covers this all).



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  8. NPH

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    Yep, that's the same thing I get. So even after the fact that I'm no longer considered a student, I can still use the serials given to me correct? I'm a freshman so I'll be around for quite some time. The sweet thing is I only pay for books since tuition assistance covers the rest. :bowdown:
     
  9. P07r0457

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    legally, no.

    whether or not they physically prevent you is different... but legally, no.
     
  10. NPH

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    awesome.
     
  11. dtfromep

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    They don't ask questions when you have to phone in activation. Just tell them that it is being (re)installed on a single machine.
     

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