What is MSDN AA (Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance)?
MSDN AA is a partnership between Microsoft and the USD School of Business to provide free copies of various Microsoft programs for current students, staff, and faculty of SBA. There are over 140 software titles that can be downloaded, including Windows 7, Access 2010, Visio 2010, and Visual Studio, for educational/non-commercial use. These software programs are provided as ISO files to be burned to a CD, or as executables you can run on your Windows computer.
How do I get access to MSDN AA?
You can access MSDN AA by visiting our USD MSDN AA site. If you are a current staff or faculty member in the School of Business, you are automatically entered to the system. You can obtain password by visiting the site and clicking "I Forgot My Password". Passwords will be sent within 24 hours of clicking the link - if you have still not received it, check your JMM and SPAM folder.
Current students must get access through a USD SBA Faculty Member - have your professor email the program administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have you added to the list.
How do I get help?
If you are having problems logging in or downloading software from MSDN AA, you can email Dr. Carl Rebman at email@example.com for help. If you need hep using a specific program, you can check out the Microsoft Support Website.
What type of support does the ITS Help Desk offer?
The ITS Help Desk is unable to support MSDN AA usernames or downloading software. However, we can help install software and answer basic usability questions for the more common software programs. Please contact us if you need assistance.