The title says it all. Microsoft is now offering students free access to developer tools, enabling you to persue your dream, to allow the spark you have to ignite into a succesful company (or so the talk might have gone when they thought up the name). Here’s an excerpt from the site:
DreamSpark is simple, it’s all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and design tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology – or just get a head start on your career.
Oh, and unlike so many other initiatives, offers, competitions and giveaways, this one actually includes students from countries other then the US. It’s far from all countries, but Sweden is among the countries included.