DreamSpark: Microsoft offers registered students free developer software

microsoft.pngMicrosoft has made a seemingly smart move by giving away bundles of developer software for free to registered students in 11 countries.

The DreamSpark programme goes live today in the UK, Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and the United States, and offers software including Visual Studio, Expression Studio, Windows Server, and XNA Game Studio 2.0.

UCAS provides A-level advice on virtual island in Second Life

secondlife.jpgOne of the latest organisations to create a presence for itself on Second Life is UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

Having created their own virtual island, they’ll be offering free advice from professional advisers about the clearing and application processes.

It’s supposed to be a pressure-free environment where those who’ve just got their A-level results can find out what happens next. The island features a series of bio-domes, each containing useful information.