What is DreamSpark?

(Quoted from Microsoft DreamSpark web site)
DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes.

DreamSpark is simple: it's all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost so that students can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get a head start on their career.

DreamSpark helps educators teach the latest technologies and experiment in research. Microsoft knows that to make learning more motivating, relevant, and engaging for today's students requires a diverse set of resources. DreamSpark gives educators the resources to ensure their classrooms always have the latest technologies to challenges, motivate, and keep students engaged in new ways.

Dreamspark is offered as "Standard" and "Premium" services depending on the department the students are studying in.

Who can use Premium DreamSpark Services?

All STEM department students and faculty are eligible to benefit from Premium (Specialized) DreamSpark resources as long as they are used for learning, teaching and research purposes. If you are a student or faculty member in one of the following departments; please login-premium here for Premium DreamSpark Services. Please note that you should use your STARS/BAIS ID to login.

Who can use Standard DreamSpark Services?

All Bilkent University students and faculty are eligible to benefit from Standard DreamSpark resources as long as they are used for learning, teaching and research purposes. Please login here and start using DreamSpark Services. Please note that you should use your STARS/BAIS ID to login.

Why can't all Bilkent students use the premium service?

This is Microsot Corp's policy of their DreamSpark service. Bilkent University does not have any authority on this.