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Microsoft Developer Network Program Info

DreamSpark Premium (formerly Microsoft/MSDN Academic Alliance)

As part of the MSDN Academic Alliance, UMass Lowell CS maintains a large suite of Microsoft software packages which includes desktop/server operating systems (such as Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Server 2003/2008 ) and compilers (such as Visual Studio), but not Microsoft OFFICE.

As part of the agreement, students currently enrolled in a Computer Science class may borrow software for installation on their personal computer systems. When borrowing the software, you are NOT allowed to copy the CDs or distribute them to other individuals.

You may also DOWNLOAD the software using the Kivuto software management system (formerly ELMS/E-Academy). You will need a Kivuto username/password to download the software. Please send an email to to request your account. Log In if you already have a Kivuto account.

To borrow a CD, please come to Olsen 312 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. You may borrow more than one title at a time.

Please keep the following in mind when you wish to borrow a software package:

  1. The most popular software packages have been duplicated for borrowing purposes. Please send email to if you are unsure if the title you need is available.
  2. When you either graduate from the CS program or are no longer enrolled in CS courses, you may not borrow further software packages, but you can keep the software installed on your computer.
  3. There is a one-time fee of $10 - this will be required the first time your borrow a software title from the MSDN collection. Subsequent borrowing will not require payment. This is payable in cash only.