Windows 8 Consumer Preview (and more titles) Now Available to DreamSpark Premium Members Using e-academy Powered WebStores

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Please Note: This press release corrects the previous version dated March 14, 2012. A product was not correctly named. The correct product name is Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

e-academy Inc. is pleased to announce that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Server “8” Beta and Visual Studio 11 Beta software titles are now available for download via Microsoft Corp.'s DreamSpark Program, using e-academy powered WebStores. Students, faculty and staff world-wide can easily download these great products at no cost from their institution's DreamSpark Premium WebStores. Learn more on how each product brings great new enhancements to provide a better experience.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

With the Windows Consumer Preview, Windows has been re-imagined! The fast and fluid Metro style design is perfect for a range of PC devices from compact, touch-enabled tablets and lightweight laptops, to large, powerful all-in-ones with high-definition screens.

Windows Server “8” Beta

Windows Server “8” Beta is the broadest, most scalable and elastic cloud-optimized platform for web and applications. Its consistent, open set of tools and frameworks give developers the flexibility to build and deploy applications on-premises, in the cloud, and in a hybrid environment.

Visual Studio 11 Beta

Visual Studio 11 Beta allows individuals and development teams of any size to turn their ideas into exceptional and compelling applications. With Visual Studio 11, developers can take advantage of a development experience that seamlessly spans the entire lifecycle of software creation.

All of these new Microsoft products and development tools are available to academic users across the globe at no cost. Search for a school's DreamSpark WebStore at the following Search Portal. Be sure to check 'Microsoft DreamSpark' under the 'Brand' options. Proof of academic status is required.

About e-academy Inc.

e-academy Inc. is the global leader in software delivery solutions for the worldwide education market. Over 30,000 academic institutions trust e-academy to manage and distribute software to their students, faculty and staff. The company distributes software in over 120 countries and provides customer service in multiple languages.

With an international client base and relationships with leading software providers, e-academy is a trusted source for bridging the gap between many of the world's largest software companies, the academic institutions as well as the end users they serve.

For more information about how e-academy’s WebStores benefit DreamSpark program members, visit

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