Microsoft offers free technical software for students

Microsoft is providing post-secondary students with free copies of its technical software.

The software offered is limited to Microsoft’s developer, designer, and platform resource tools. It does not include popular desktop publishing software such has Microsoft Suite.

While developer software such as Visual Studio will not appeal to those outside of computer programming related fields of study, the general student population will find Expression Studio useful.

Included in Expression Studio is a web design program and a vector graphics program.

Presently, Canadian students require an ISIC card number to access the free software.

The software can be downloaded at