The Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) is a program that allows us to provide licensed Microsoft software to students and faculty for certain research and academic purposes at no cost to them.

Microsoft's website has detailed information about which products are included.

To request access for your CIMS account, send mail to  If you are not eligible for a Courant account, you may be eligible for ITS's MSDNAA program instead.

To login with your CIMS account, visit CIMS MSDNAA.

If you log into the system and do not find what you are looking for, please send mail to so that we can make the software available.