Free Microsoft Software & Resources for Students

Posted in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista by Steve Sinchak

Students already have a hard time paying for textbooks and tuition. Buying expensive software to learn new technologies is even more difficult. To help out, Microsoft offers a number of key products to students at major discounts or even for free.  If you are a student, this list will help you locate the free software titles Microsoft offers through a number of sites.

Free Software Offered through Microsoft DreamSpark


If your school is not listed you can still participate in DreamSpark by verifying you are a student with journeyED.

Free Software offered through MSDN Academic Alliance

Many large colleges and universities have joined Microsoft MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) program that allows use of the latest Microsoft software on school computers and offer their students free copies as well. Visit the MSDNAA membership school search tool to find out if your school offers this program. Software includes:

  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office
  • 100+ Microsoft software titles

Free Training and Services

Discounted Software for Students

Microsoft Student Communities

Free Computer Magazines and eBooks