The MSDN Academic Alliance is the easiest and most inexpensive way for academic departments to make the latest Microsoft software available in labs, classrooms, and on student PCs. The program, which is available in more than 160 countries worldwide, has two primary goals:
- To make it easier and less expensive for academic institutions to obtain Microsoft developer tools, platforms, and servers for instructional and research purposes.
- To build a community of instructors who can share curriculum and other learning resources to support the use of these technologies.
MMET/PS offers the MSDNAA to the students, faculty, and staff of the department. Access is easy, using the RIT Computer User Account for login at the CAST Engineering Technology MSDNAA login page https://ectet-etchlab.rit.edu/MSDNAA/index.php. The system checks the user for department and course registration to validate eligibility.