Obtaining Visual Studio


From Microsoft Imagine (Computer Science Premium Subscription)

Microsoft Visual Studio provides a development environment suitable for writing programs in languages such as Visual C++, Visual Basic, and Visual C#. Visual Studio is available in all campus computer labs containing Windows systems.

You can download Visual Studio and other software for no charge if you are enrolled in a computer science class during the current semester. Complete details are available at Microsoft Imagine. Your username is your BGSU email address (e.g. jsmith@bgsu.edu). Your password is sent to your BGSU email address at the start of the first semester in which you enroll in a computer science class. The email is usually sent out at the end of the first week of classes. If you forget your password, just click on the appropriate link in the Login Help box on the login page.

If you prefer, you can purchase the CD's at a nominal charge from the same website described above and they will be mailed directly to you. Microsoft Imagine downloads are only available to students currently enrolled in a computer science class and expire after each semester.