I am waiting for the Ministry of Education to formalise an agreement with Microsoft to offer Dreamspark in New Zealand Schools.
This is rather funny, as I have been busy today downloading aspects of the software to be installed tomorrow. It has been a simple process. Though you do need a windows live account to activate the subscription. It is differerent to what is described in the FAQ on the dreamspark website. you login, then enter a url including the 26 digit activation code.
I wish the ministry luck on getting this into schools, though I beleive that if a teacher is on to it and is looking at what is jappening in the world of computing they would find this and sign themseleves up giving ownership to the teacher and students. Do we need the Ministry to give us everything?