MSDN Academic Alliance

As a member of the MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA), Massey University's School of Engineering & Advanced Technology is authorised to provide you with program software for use on your personal computer. You must agree to the MSDNAA usage guidelines listed below.

The MSDNAA program administrator for Massey University's Information Sciences & Technology will maintain records of student use, provide aggregate data to Microsoft upon request, and ensure full compliance with the program among users including students, faculty, and technical staff. By installing, copying, or otherwise using the software, you agree to be bound by the terms of the EULA and the License Amendment. If you do not agree to be bound, do not install, copy, or use the software.

Installation Guidelines

  • You must be registered in at least one School of Engineering and Advanced Technology paper within Massey University to be eligible to load program software on your personal computer.
  • The software will be available on a lab PC for you burn to CD to install on your personal computer.
  • For certain products, you may also be given a product key for installing the software. This key is unique to you and traceable so you should not disclose the product key to anyone else.

Usage Guidelines

  • You may not give copies of loaned or downloaded software to anyone else. Other eligible students must obtain software using the method(s) set up by the MSDNAA program administrator.
  • You may use the software for non-commercial purposes including instructional use, research and/or design, and development and testing of projects for class assignments, tests, or personal projects. You may not use MSDNAA software for any for-profit software development.
  • When you are no longer taking a School of Engineering and Advanced Technology paper at Massey University, you may no longer obtain MSDNAA software. However, you may continue to use previously installed products on your computer, provided you continue to follow MSDNAA program guidelines.
  • If you violate the terms of the EULA and the License Amendment, the MSDNAA program administrator will demand confirmation of removal of the program software from your personal computer.

Students taking papers within the School can access MSDNAA software via, your student ID Number is your usercode.

If you find that you cannot log in, please contact, with your student ID number.

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