Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA)
The Computer Science department subscribes to the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance program. This program allows all enrolled students access to almost all of the software Microsoft offers for sale. The software available can either be downloaded from this site: http://msdn.cs.sunyit.edu or, for certain titles, a copy can be burned directly in the Kunsela C014 lab.
In the past, access to the site was controlled by a username based on your email address and a password
issued by Microsoft. Beginning June 2005, the username and password for the MSDN downloads site is the
same as your login username and password to the Computer Science labs and servers.
Three things to take note of:
- You must have an activated CS account in order to log in to the site.
- Per the Student Use Agreement from Microsoft, you must be taking at least 1 course offered by the Computer Science department in order to be eligible to download software. If your academic major is not listed as CS or CIS, you may be prompted for more information in order to determine eligibility.
- Microsoft controls the web site. When you log in, they will receive your SUNYIT username. They may collect other information from you when you select software to download.
CD Images and program files can be quite large. The fastest possible location to download and burn these images to disc is the C014 Windows lab in Kunsela Hall.
Working with ISO Images
- Burning images to CDs
- CD ISO image files typically end in .iso. These CD images obtained from the MSDN website can be burned to disc with any major CD burning application, such as Roxio Easy CD Creator or Nero Burning ROM. Open the program, click on File, and select Burn CD from CD Image.
- Images can also be burned by utilizing Windows XP native CD burning.
To burn directly from Windows XP, download the ISO Recorder Power Toy (check the Website for the most recent version). After installing the powertoy, right click on a .iso file, and select burn to CD. This application is installed on the C014 Windows lab machines.