The UMass Lowell Division of Online and Continuing Education is pleased to announce the expansion of our popular Microsoft Developers Network Academic Alliance to include over 45 courses.
The MSDN Academic Alliance is an annual membership program for departments that teach and utilize technology within academic programs such as Computer Science, Engineering, and Information Technology. The membership provides a complete, inexpensive solution to keep academic labs, faculty and students on the leading edge of technology.
This program allows us to provide the software to students taking MSDNAA qualified courses, which lead to credit or a certificate within the department so they can load the software on their personal computers for use in coursework and personal projects.
The software includes the latest set of Microsoft platforms, servers, and developer tools currently available including Visual Studio .Net 2003 Professional and Windows XP Professional.
The software will be available one of three ways:
- Via Secure Internet Download
- Online purchase of select programs on CD
- Check out from an on campus CD library
All three methods are managed via the secure Internet download website and require a login account. The download site is located at http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/Welcome.aspx?vsro=8&ws=76A074C3-8A9B-E011-969D-0030487D8897.
Students enrolled in the following information technology related courses (course codes that begin with 90) will be provided with access to the MSDNAA download website:
MSDNAA Qualified Courses
90.160 Intro to Information Systems
90.171 Applications Software: Microsoft Access
90.202 Intro to PCs and Microsoft Office
90.211 Intro to Prog w/ C part I
90.212 Intro to Prog w/ C part II
90.220 Visual Basic
90.224 Adv. Visual Basic
90.228 Intro to Adobe FrameMaker
90.230 Intro to Multimedia
90.231 Graphics for Multimedia and the World Wide Web
90.238 Website Development: Microsoft Expression Web
90.246 Active Server Pages .NET
90.247 Web Authoring: Macromedia Flash
90.267 C Programming
90.268 C++ Programming
90.269 Adv C++
90.270 Visual C++
90.271 C# (C Sharp)
90.291 Intro to DHTML
90.292 Advanced DHTML
90.297 Intro to Java Programming
90.301 Java Programming
90.302 Java Script
90.303 Advanced Java Programming
90.305 Intro to Perl
90.306 Intro to XML
90.311 Intro to UNIX Operating System
90.312 Shell Scripting
90.313 UNIX Internals Overview
90.319 Intro to Linux
90.321 Linux System Administration
90.341 Intranet Applications for the Organization
90.360 Intro to Data Structures using C
90.364 Problem Solving with C
90.443 Intro to Client/Server Computing
90.450 Database Administration I: Intro to Oracle 10g
90.454 Oracle 10g SQL Development
90.459 PL/SQL I: Intro to Oracle 10g
90.460 Computer Ethics
90.461 LAN/WAN Technologies
90.462 TCP/IP and Network Architecture
90.464 Network Management
90.474 Relational Database Concepts
90.477 Information Systems I
90.478 Information Systems II
90.480 Project-Based Information Systems
Account Setup for All Students:
Accounts for online and on campus students who are enrolled in eligible courses, will be setup within two business days of enrollment. Accounts will generally be processed the Friday before classes begin.
After each account is created, an email will be sent to the applicant's UMass Lowell student email account containing login information and the access URL. This URL also appears as a link at the bottom of this page.
For UMass Lowell Student
email account help, please see the email FAQ's.
Secure Download Site:
Once you logon to the site for downloads there is a Navigation Menu on the left side of the page that includes two links: A FAQ link and a ‘How It Works’ link.
Once you select a title for download you will be prompted to save a small file to your computer. Please be sure that you note where you save it. After this initial file download has completed please double click on the file to begin the actual download of the software.
Some of the titles that can be downloaded, such as Visual Studio .NET are ISO files. ISO files are image files and need to be burned to a CD as an image. Many CD burning utilities will allow you to right click on an ISO image and create a Disk from the right click menu. If you do not have the capability of burning CD's, you can mount the ISO as a virtual drive. View this tutorial to find out how to so this.
Please carefully read the software usage guidelines before downloading the software. You are responsible for understanding and complying with these guidelines as a condition for downloading and installing this software. By downloading said software you are agreeing to abide by these guidelines.
In addition to the Secure Download, Microsoft has made a limited selection of software CD's available for purchase online. Students can purchase these titles for the cost of shipping, which is somewhere between $5-15 depending on which title is selected. To purchase a title, click on the CD icon that says ‘New Order CD’S! Click Here’.
Additionally, students can check out a copy of the software from the Continuing Studies CD library and use it to load on their home machines. To check out a title, students need to login to the download site and check each product for availability. If all copies are out, then the student can sign up on a waiting list and will be notified when the title becomes available. If a student signs up for checkout and does not come in to pick it up, then it may be signed out to the next student on the list.
For detailed instructions on all three methods please log on to the download site and click on the ‘How it Works’ link located on the left navigation bar.
Please check the download website for information regarding availability of software for download, purchase, and CD checkout.
will be provided for the download of the software. Limited
support will be offered for installation of the software.
For all other technical support, please visit the Microsoft support center at http://support.microsoft.com.
If you have additional questions please email Patrick_Driscoll@uml.edu.