Microsoft Developers Network Academic Alliance Program
MSDNAA is a yearly subscription that allows eligible departments of academic institutions to use Microsoft operating systems, servers, applications and development tools in their labs for academic purposes.MSDNAA also allows the distribution of software to a number of students and faculty for home use. Product downloads are wrapped into encrypted containers and users will receive unlock keys “transparently” at the initiation of a download via the ELMS site. The key is only distributed when the request comes from the ELMS site. Without the key the user can’t open the download and run the setup.