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EECS Microsoft Dreamspark/e-Academy Site
Students who are
eligible for Spring 2016 (EECS majors or enrolled in an EECS class)
can request access
starting January 18, 2016 by following the instructions below.
See below for
instructions about requesting service on an existing Dreamspark account.
Students in EECS classes may download selected software
applications for free via the Microsoft Dreamspark WEB site. This service is
only available to students with current UC Berkeley Student ID numbers and
CalNet ID logins. This software is
for use on home computers. The software is donated by Microsoft and your use
is subject to conditions set by Microsoft.
Here is the procedure:
and select "Login using your Berkeley CalNet ID". Authorize
EECS Instruction to give your email address to Microsoft.
You will receive email from Microsoft on the following business day. It
will contain instructions for accessing the software, including an
account name and password for you to login to the Dreamspark WEB site.
Go to the Dreamspark WEB site at http://e5.onthehub.com/
and select "Software" to see what products are available via
Dreamspark. Logon there to download products.
The user list is deleted at the end of each semester (May,
August, December), so you have to re-register each semester.
service is only for UC Berkeley students in EECS classes.
Note: Microsoft Office
products and Microsoft products for Apple computers are not
free in Dreamspark.
The download process:
- When you start a
download from Dreamspark, it copies a little program to your computer. You
run the program to download and unpack the software. The file
name of this program looks like "Downloader for
something.exe". (If you
get a file that does not have “.exe” on the end, then something probably
went wrong with the download. But
you can try adding the “.exe” to the filename and clicking on the file
to see if that fixes it.)
- The software image
that it downloads will have a file name that ends in .iso when it
is finished. The .iso file can be copied to a CD using CD
burner software on your computer.
- The initial, packed
form of the image that is downloaded will have a file name that ends in .sdc.
If you end up with this file, then the download was probably
interrupted and you will have to start again.
- If you are denied
permission to download the software again after an error has occurred,
please submit a trouble report as described in Dreamspark Support
keycodes are sent to you via email from “"DreamSpark for UCB-EECS
See the MSDNAA
Use the Contact
Us form to submit a request to the EECS Instructional Support Group (
“your Helpdesk or IT administrator”).
This form ensures that we get your identity and the product identity
the way Dreamspark defines them.
EECS does not manage the keycode distribution or CD
content; we just provide your email address to Microsoft and copy their
downloadable CD images to our server.
other Microsoft sources for UCB: For additional information about
access to Microsoft software from UC Berkeley, please see http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/pub.cgi?file=microsoft.help