Bill Gates just announced something really very important for Students 🙂
Microsoft DreamSpark enables students to download Microsoft developer and design tools at no charge.
Now, for the first time, Microsoft is giving its valuable software developer and design tools directly to students worldwide at no charge! This site enables students like you to download professional-level Microsoft developer and design tools to unlock your creative potential and set you on the path to academic and career success, by supporting and advancing your learning and skills through technical design, technology, math, science and engineering activities.
This is an excellent move though already we do have the MSDN Academic Alliance 😀
This is implemented in two phases, and, NZ and Australia is going to be in Second Phase.
So if you are a student, then be ready to rock 8)