Microsoft Surface SDK Workstation Edition is now available for subscribers with the MSDN Academic Alliance.” Developers accessing the Surface SDK via MSDN-AA will get the same deal as company partners, namely the Workstation edition of the SDK, but not the full package, which also includes a Surface developer unit. MSDN-AA makes it easier and less expensive for academic institutions to obtain Microsoft developer tools, platforms and servers for instructional and research purposes. Now, professors will be able to differentiate themselves and their school – building curricula on how to develop for Surface as a springboard into the future of computing. Students will be able to run the simulator on every workstation in the lab, developing with Surface for application projects. Learn more about registering for MSDN-AA.
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