Dreamspark Programs

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The CIS Department has agreements with both Microsoft and VMWare to provide our students with their software free of charge.

Microsoft Imagine

Our licensing with Microsoft allows us to give students software and licenses to install through the Imagine Premium Web Store (formerly Microsoft DreamSpark). At the beginning of each semester, we update the online database with a list of all students currently enrolled in a CS class.

  • New Users: You will receive an email from the Imagine Premium Web Store (usually from noreply@kivuto.com) containing a link to activate your account and set a password. Office 365 sometimes flags this as spam, so if you don't see it in your Inbox, please be sure to check in your Spam/Junk folders. Once your account is confirmed, you can login to the web store any time. Your initial password is automatically generated when your account is added. You should change it as soon as possible by clicking on the "Your Account" link at the top of the page once you login.
  • Existing Users: If your account is currently active (or previously added but you never activated it), you will not receive an email. If you previously had an account that had been deactivated (accounts are deactivated automatically after one year from their creation), you will receive an email saying your account has been reactivated.

Logging in to the Imagine Web Store

To login to the Imagine Web Store, you will need to login with your Imagine username and password.

Note: The login information for Imagine is separate from your CS Account.

To reset your password click the "Forgot username or password?" on the login page.

You are free to download any software available on this site. You must use MS Internet Explorer to download software from the Imagine Premium Web Store. Software available from the Imagine Premium Web Store includes development tools and suites, operating systems, and some MS Office component applications, but not the Office suite or core applications such as Word, Excel, or Powerpoint. If you would like your own copy of the Office suite, you may install it from Office365 or purchase it from the Union Computer Store at a student discounted price.

License Agreement

Remember, this is for you own personal use as a CS student. You are not legally permitted to download software for your friends or families. Doing so will break the terms of the Microsoft academic agreement. Distributing illegal copies of software is against state and federal laws and the policies of this university.

VMWare DreamSpark

Our licensing with VMWare, via the VMware Academic Program, allows us to give students software and licenses to install software on their own computers, for a period of 12 months at a time. Software may be obtained from the VMWare webstore. At the beginning of each semester, we update the online database with a list of all students currently enrolled in a CS class. When we do this, you will receive an email from "Kansas State University, Manhattan - Computing and Info. Sciences" (usually from noreply@kivuto.com) which contains a link that you will need to click to activate your account and set a password for it. Webmail will sometimes flag this as spam, so if you don't see it in your Inbox, please check in your Spam/Junk folders to see if it is filtered there.

If your account is currently active, or was previously added but you never activated it, you will not receive an email. If you previously had an account that had been deactivated (accounts are deactivated automatically after one year from their creation), you will receive an email saying your account has been reactivated. If you don't remember your password in either of these cases, click on the "Forgot you password?" link on the site login page. Your username will always be <your_eid>@ksu.edu.

Once your account is confirmed, you can login to the webstore any time at the following URL:

http://e5.onthehub.com/d.ashx?s=n6y2p4hmp2

You are free to download any software available on this site. Software available for students from the VMware Academic Program includes desktop applications, such as Fusion (for Mac OS), Workstation (for Linux and Windows), and Player (for all platforms). You can also get a discount code for enrollment in the VMWare Certified Professional program. Software for faculty includes all of these plus vSphere and vCenter products, as well as ESXi and ESX.

Remember, this is for you own personal use as a CS student. You are not legally permitted to download software for your friends or families. Doing so will break the terms of the agreement. Distributing illegal copies of software is against state and federal laws and the policies of this university.