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Software Vendor Alliances

IBM Academic Initiative
The Software Engineering department is a member of the IBM Academic Initiative which provides accredited and approved academic members with access to a wide range of IBM products for instructional, learning and non-commercial research (see http://www.ibm.com/university/scholars/academicinitiative). Offerings include no-charge licenses for IBM software (including WebSphere, DB2, Lotus, Tivoli, Rational, and others) as well as training materials, books, and other materials. Some items are directly available to students via the Student Portal (http://www.ibm.com/university/students/). Others need to be obtained by a registered faculty member. Contact Professor Scott Hawker for further information.

DreamSpark (formerly Microsoft Academic Alliance)
Through an agreement with Microsoft, the department of Software Engineering is pleased to announce that all Software Engineering students can download a variety of Microsoft products off the web free of charge. If you are interested in this opportunity follow this link to get started.
If for whatever reason you are not allowed to download software, either you are not registered as an SE student, are not taking an SE class, or have let your SE password expire. If your SE account allows you to login in the labs, your DreamSpark access should work.
Instructions:

  • log into DreamSpark. This login is your SE account name and password.
  • Once logged in successfully click on software, This will bring you to a pull down choice of software to download and once checked out, the appropriate CD-key. If you have problems please stop by 70-1527.

For quick problems send email to elm_support -AT- se.rit.edu.