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Dreamspark is a service provided by Microsoft Corporation to provide students with free software licenses to aid in their education. The ODU CS Department has invested in providing students with the Dreamspark Premium service. Dreamspark Premium has a larger catalog of software for students and faculty to use than the normal Dreamspark catalog.

Some software includes:

  • All Editions of Visual Studio 2013 - 2005
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows 8.1 Professional
  • Windows 8 Professional
  • MS-DOS
  • Microsoft SQL Server All Editions 2012 - 2005
  • and much more...

A full list of available software can be found at http://aka.ms/dsproductlist. If you are a CS student and would like access to Dreamspark Premium, please email [root@cs.odu.edu] with your student information, including your CS Department email address, requesting access.

Remote Desktop and Physical Lab Machine Software

The CS Department maintains a large catalog of software for students to use on the physical computers in the various computer labs, and remote desktop VCLab.

If you would like to see a list of software installed on these machines for students to use, please visit the Windows Software page.


There are a number of printers allocated for students, staff, and faculty to use. These printers can not only be used on lab machines, but they can also be mapped to personal computers and devices in use by students when connected to the CS Department network.

For more information, please visit the Mapping Printers page.


Every student, faculty member, and staff member is given an allocated space in which they can store their files, and access them between physical lab machines, VCLab, and Windows/Linux operating systems. This space can also be mapped to personal computers and devices when connected to the CS network.

To learn more about this, please visit the Windows Z-Drive page.