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Quick Link to MSDNAA




The Department of Information system has made an agreement with Microsoft through the MSDNAA program that allows the distribution of full versions of certain Microsoft products to faculty and students associated with the department.



  • Students enrolled in any upper division CIS course or graduate CIS course are eligible for enrollment in the program.

  • All faculty members in the IS department including full-time and part-time faculty members are eligible for enrollment in the program.


  • For students, the enrollment will remain active through the rest of the academic year.

  • Beginning of Fall each academic year all the users enrolled in the previous academic year will be automatically removed from the system.

  • Students my enroll only once in the program.

  • Faculty enrollment remains active as long as the faculty members are employed at the University.

  • Faculty members may also request for an additional copy of any of the available software.

Enrollment Period

  • Students can enroll only during the third week of the quarter.

  • Faculty members teaching graduate and upper division classes will collect the email addresses of the students during this time period and submit the list to the program administrator.

Student Name Submission for Membership in MSDNAA

  • A membership file has been created in Google Docs for faculty members to add directly the email addresses of the students.

  • To enroll a student in the MSDN program, append his or her Calstatela email address to the file after verifying that the student is a CIS major and that he or she is enrolled in an upper division course.

  • Faculty members need a Google email address to have access to the file.

  • A faculty member may also, at his or her discretion, enter the email addresses of other CIS students majoring in CIS.

  • To access the membership file, click on the membership link provided on the side bar of this page.

  • I have also created an easy pointer to the Google Docs file at http://msdn.ganesan.com for your convenience. 

  • Also, I have created an easy pointer to this page at http://msdnaa.ganesan.com as well. 

  • The names entered in the file will be uploaded to MSDN at predetermined intervals.

  • Faculty members are requested to maintain a backup copy of all the email addresses entered by them in the file.

User Manual

Other Useful Links


Integrity Rules

  • Students must adhere to all the conditions of MSDNAA in using the software. Illegal copying and illegal installations are expressly prohibited.

Contact Information

Program Administrator

Professor Nanda Ganesan

 Office Location: Simpson Tower 615
 T-Phone: 323 - 343 2928
 e-Mail: nandaganesan@yahoo.com

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