MSDN Academic Alliance Software
a member of the MSDN Academic Alliance, Palomar College’s Academic
Technology Resources Center is authorized to provide you with software
for use on your personal computers. To be in compliance with the MSDN
Academic Alliance program requirements, you must follow these usage
guidelines when using the software on your computer. You must also agree
to the terms of the MSDN End User License Agreement (EULA),and the
Amendment to Master End-User License Agreement.
The MSDNAA Site Administrator at Palomar
College will be responsible for maintaining records of use and ensuring
there is full compliance with the program among all students, faculty
and staff. By installing, copying, or otherwise using the Product,
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 MSDN Academic Alliance site will
provide access for you to download the software.
- If a student, you must be registered in at
least one credit course at Palomar College to be eligible to load
program software on your personal use computer. Students registered
solely for non-credit courses at Palomar College are not eligible to
receive program software. Software may only be downloaded during a
terms when the student is enrolled; after the term ceases download
access is revoked.
- You may not give copies of loaned software
to anyone else for their use. Other qualifying users must obtain
software via the method set up by the MSDNAA Site Administrator.
- In order to install certain components of
the Product, you may need an Academic Alliance Product Key (“Product
Key”).The Product Key will be assigned solely to download authorized
software. You may not disclose the Product Key information to anyone
- The MSDNAA Site Administrator will
maintain records of software downloaded from server or checked out,
and will provide those records to Microsoft upon request.
- You may use the software for
non-commercial purposes including instructional use, research and/or
design, development and testing of projects for class assignment and
tests or personal projects. You may not use the Program software for
any for-profit software development.
- When you are no longer a registered
student or employee of Palomar College, you may no longer receive
updates for your personal use computer. However, you may continue to
use previously installed software on your computer, provided you
continue to follow program guidelines.
- If you violate the terms of the License
Agreement and EULA, the MSDNAA Program Administrator will demand
confirmation of removal of the program software on your personal use
For a fuller understanding of
MSDNAA please visit
Currently enrolled students and faculty and staff
members of the college can sign up to receive inexpensive and/or free
software through this program.
If you would like to sign up for this program
ticket on our helpdesk system with the following information:
- Select the department "MSDN Academic Alliance"
- Make the Subject read "Request MSDNAA Account"
a ticket with this information using
Keep in mind that MSDN AA accounts expire each
semester. However, if you are continuing on with Palomar you can
certainly request your MSDN AA account each semester, on an as-needed