Microsoft DreamSpark

Microsoft DreamSpark can be accessed by clicking here.

Microsoft DreamSpark (formally ELMS for MSDNAA) is an online software system where authorized students can download and access a wide range of Microsoft developer tools, servers, and platforms. There is no charge to download the software as long as you are an eligible user in the System. DreamSpark also has an option for certain products which allows students to order a CD for a price.

Your university/college is licensed under the MSDN Academic Alliance Program which enables eligible students and faculty members to access software available under the Program. e-academy Inc., a partner of Microsoft, is providing DreamSpark to you. Simply log into the System using your username and password, and start browsing/ordering the software available to you.

Software Titles Available

  • Windows Server Operating Systems
  • Windows Desktop Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Server Products (e.g. Exchange and SQL)
  • Visual Studio Suites
  • Expression Studio (Formerly Frontpage)
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Project
  • and much, much more


Accessing The System
Your username is your cpcc email address, formed by appending @email.cpcc.edu to the end of you SNAP / CPCC Login ID (e.g. cmx54d3f@email.cpcc.edu). Your password should have been emailed to your student email account (or forwarded if you have a forwarding address specified at mycollege.cpcc.edu). If you do not know your password, see the support section below.

Remember, by accessing the Microsoft software through this system you are stating that you are authorized, and are agreeing to comply with all usage guidelines.

Help Desk Support
Each title can only be downloaded once. If a session is disrupted during the download, the user's account will need to be reset in order to complete the download of that particular product. To obtain support for this specific issue, call the Help Desk at 704-330-5000.
All other support issues should be directed to the DreamSpark support system.

DreamSpark Support
DreamSpark provides a self-service tool to help students identify and troubleshoot problems. If you have any technical difficulties while downloading your software, please go to the support section in the website and click on Request Customer Support. Technical support will be provided by the MSDNAA Program Administrator at your school.

Lost Password
You can reset your password by clicking here.