Sunday, December 21, 2008

* Microsoft BizSpark launched in India

Microsoft BizSpark™ is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage Startups by providing these resources:


Development Tools, Platform Technologies and Production Licenses

• All the software included in the Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System Team Suite (VSTS) with MSDN® Premium subscription

• Expression® Studio Version 2

• VSTS Team Foundation Server (standard edition)

• Production use rights to host a “software as a service” solution (developed during participation in the BizSpark Program, on any platform) over the Internet, with regard to products including:

– Microsoft Windows Server® (all versions up to and including Enterprise)

– Microsoft SQL Server® (all versions)

– Microsoft Office SharePoint® Portal Server

– Microsoft System Center

– Microsoft BizTalk® Server

This information is representative and not comprehensive. Products, versions, availability and additional benefits are subject to change.


Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN)

The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is a set of online services designed to help developers write applications using Microsoft products and technologies, including Web developers, hardware developers interested in the operating system, developers standing on the various operating system platforms, and developers leveraging the API and scripting languages of Microsoft’s many applications. The information is presented through assorted media: Web sites, newsletters, developer conferences, trade media, blogs and software distribution.

MSDN Library

A library of official technical documentation content intended for developers developing for Microsoft Windows®.

MSDN Premium

Each of your registered developers will get access to a MSDN Premium subscription.

Technical Support

Support for two incidents per Startup. This doesn’t literally mean just two phone calls: Your two incidents are attended to by Microsoft until they are fixed, no matter how many calls it takes.

Customer Support

Unlimited program support for non-technical issues to ensure your startup never misses a beat.

Global Community

Enrollment in Microsoft BizSpark connects you to a global community of peers, the Microsoft BizSpark Network Partners; they will provide you with an exclusive array of world-class legal and financial services, catered to Startups, to help guide you through all the dilemmas that entrepreneurial ventures face. And you’ll get priceless visibility with potential customers, partners and investors. Expect to network and mingle with some of the hottest contacts in the industry.


Raising Your Profile

You have the opportunity to profile your company in the online Startup directory,, on the Microsoft Startup Zone, giving you exposure to potential investors, partners and customers. Every day, Microsoft features Microsoft BizSpark Startups on the Microsoft Startup Zone Web site — just let us know about your innovation and you could be featured.

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