DreamSpark

Microsoft has changed how DreamSpark works (and also renamed it to Azure for Education).  It no longer uses Kivuto’s OnTheHub.  So if you are looking for Microsoft (MS) software, continue reading.  If you are looking for VMWare or any other software previously found in the OnTheHub site, then that has not changed and the instructions can be found here:

First go to Office365.com/education to create your account.

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Enter your Weber email and click “Get Started”.

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Click on “I’m a student”.

An email will be sent to your Weber email with a code, which will be used to complete the process, along with other information.
 

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You may encounter an error saying your account already exists.  If you see this, then it means you have already setup your account with MS and either you know the password or you’ve forgotten it.  If you don’t know it, then you’ll need to contact the Weber help desk (801-626-7777) and ask them to reset your password.  As a note here, we’ve had students call them and run into problems.  Keep your request simple and it works every time, only tell them you need your MS account’s password reset.  Those students that try to explain run into problems.  And don’t try the online reset, it will take you through several steps and then tell you that it cannot be done and you’ll need to contact your account administrator, at which point you’ll be contacting the help desk anyhow.

Once you have your account setup, you are ready to go to the MS web site to get software and/or keys.
 

Browse to portal.azure.com  if you are still logged into the office365.com page you are already authorized, otherwise you’ll need the username (weber email) and password you just setup.

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Now that we are logged in, you’ll see the MS Azure page.  It can change at any time, but currently (Sept 2019) it looks like this:

screenshot of Azure services

From here it depends mostly upon what you are looking for.  However, most of the software we use can be found in this way.

Click on All Services on the left.

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In the center column, find Management + Governance

screenshot showing to click in management + governance

In the right column, find Education

screenshot showing to click in education

Back in the center column, click on Software

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You’ll now see all the software available to us that we use

screenshot of all the software

Find in the list what you need, or try the search at the top.  The top 10 or so items are what MS thinks is most important to you.  After that the list is in alphabetical order.  For some things the search works, some it does not.  There are many different Windows 10 for example, so the search won’t do much for you, you’ll need to just scroll down and visually search for what you need.


Once you click on your chosen title, we’ll use Visual Studio 2019, you’ll see your options
 

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You can get your key on the right or download the software at the very bottom.  This is also where you can find your key later if you need to reinstall.