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 ====== About DreamSpark Accounts ====== ====== About DreamSpark Accounts ======
  
 +<note important>​In 2015 our reporting structure used to update DreamSpark accounts changed to use @uw.edu addresses rather than @u.washington.edu addresses. All accounts have been created with your username being netid@uw.edu. If you have an existing account under the old @u.washington.edu address you should have received an activation email for the new account. If you have not received the email and feel you should have please contact STEM IT support at uwbstitl@uw.edu</​note>​
  
-As a student taking a CSS course, you have been enrolled in the "DreamSpark +As a student taking a CSS course, you have been enrolled in the "Microsoft Imagine" ​(formerly Dreamspark Premium) ​program, which will allow you to download full versions of
-Premium" program, which will allow you to download full versions of+
 Microsoft'​s development tools (as well as many other Microsoft Microsoft'​s development tools (as well as many other Microsoft
 applications). If this is your first time taking a CSS course, you should applications). If this is your first time taking a CSS course, you should
 recently have received information on how to activate your account, sent to recently have received information on how to activate your account, sent to
-your @u.washington.edu email address. If you have taken a CSS course before,+your @uw.edu email address. If you have taken a CSS course before,
 you most likely will not have gotten any new email about the DreamSpark you most likely will not have gotten any new email about the DreamSpark
 program. program.
  
 If you have lost or never received the email with instructions for If you have lost or never received the email with instructions for
-activating your DreamSpark ​account, forgotten your password, or if you +activating your Imagine ​account, forgotten your password, or if you 
-aren't sure whether you have an account yet, go to +aren't sure whether you have an account yet, go to the [[https://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/Welcome.aspx?​ws=b1888ac8-ef9b-e011-969d-0030487d8897|Microsoft Imagine UWB CSS Webstore]] 
-http://www.uwb.edu/css/dreamspark ​and click on "Sign In" at the upper right. + and click on "Sign In" at the upper right. 
-Below the "Sign In" form is a "​Register"​ form. Click on the "​Register"​+Beside ​the "Sign In" form is a "​Register"​ form. Click on the "​Register"​
 button. That will take you to a "​Verify Account"​ form. Enter your username, button. That will take you to a "​Verify Account"​ form. Enter your username,
-which is your UW NetID followed by "@u.washington.edu", and click+which is your UW NetID followed by "@uw.edu", and click
 "​Continue"​. If an account has been created but you haven'​t activated it yet, "​Continue"​. If an account has been created but you haven'​t activated it yet,
 it will prompt you to activate your account by entering your name and other it will prompt you to activate your account by entering your name and other
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 hasn't been created yet, it will give you an error which says "No active hasn't been created yet, it will give you an error which says "No active
 matching account was found with the identifier entered"​. If this last one matching account was found with the identifier entered"​. If this last one
-happens, please let me know. But please first make sure that you're entering+happens, please let us know. But please first make sure that you're entering
 your full username, not just your NetID. For example, my own username at the your full username, not just your NetID. For example, my own username at the
-DreamSpark Premium ​site is jdlarios@u.washington.edu, not jdlarios or +Microsoft Imagine ​site is jdlarios@uw.edu, not jdlarios or 
-jdlarios@uw.edu.+jdlarios@u.washington.edu.
  
 It can take up to 10 minutes for the mail with password reset instructions It can take up to 10 minutes for the mail with password reset instructions
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 fails in such a way that you still can't log in even though everything else fails in such a way that you still can't log in even though everything else
 appears to have worked. If you believe this has happened to you, please let appears to have worked. If you believe this has happened to you, please let
-me know at jlarios@uwb.edu.+us know at uwbstitl@uw.edu.
  
-PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft Office is not available through the CSS DreamSpark +PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft Office is not available through the CSS Imagine 
-Premium ​subscription,​ but as a UW student you have paid for access to a +subscription,​ but as a UW student you have paid for access to a 
-separate ​DreamSpark ​program with your STF funds. You can find information on+separate ​Imagine ​program with your STF funds. You can find information on
 this program at this program at
-https://​www.washington.edu/​itconnect/​wares/​uware/​microsoft/​microsoft-software-for-current-uw-students-on-all-campuses/+https://​www.washington.edu/​itconnect/​wares/​uware/​microsoft/​microsoft-office-365-proplus/
  
-The versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 available through the STF DreamSpark+The versions of Windows 7Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 available through the STF DreamSpark
 program are upgrade versions -- if you do not already have an eligible program are upgrade versions -- if you do not already have an eligible
 operating system, you may not be able to install Win7 or Win8 using those operating system, you may not be able to install Win7 or Win8 using those
-downloads. The versions available through the CSS DreamSpark Premium ​program+downloads. The versions available through the CSS Microsoft Imagine ​program
 are full installations,​ and do not have this restriction. are full installations,​ and do not have this restriction.
  
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 software through DreamSpark may be limited. Please save copies of anything software through DreamSpark may be limited. Please save copies of anything
 you download to an external hard drive or DVD, in case you need to you download to an external hard drive or DVD, in case you need to
-re-install later. In the case of Microsoft Office downloaded from the STF-funded +re-install later.
-DreamSpark program, there is a charge of around $5 to enable downloads beyond 31  +
-days from when you first download Office. If you don't pay the $5 and you need to  +
-download Office again after 31 days have passed, you will need to pay $12 to +
-re-enable your download. So, please, save a copy of anything you download from +
-DreamSpark to an external drive of some sort, in case you have to re-install +
-your entire computer, and lose your downloads directory.+
 </​note>​ </​note>​
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