This is a question we get so many times, its worth having a blog post about it to point people to, so here goes.
Many people ask us every day how they can get some attention for the Windows 8 app they are working on, or the solution they have built on Azure, through the free access to tools they have received from Microsoft BizSpark.
We look for a few things, and here are the requirements, so to speak.
1. Does your app or your solution do something compelling, and does it solve a problem? We tend to say no to blog posts about apps that are really features — a calculator, for example.
2. Have you created and do you possess media assets that are easy to share on the blog? Do you have a video demo, or a video interview of you or your team? Do you have pictures, a logo, and links back to your work, so that we can check it out? The more stuff you have to show off your great work, the easier it is for us to find you a place in our editorial calendar.
3. Do you have a vision, and do you have ideas about how to sculpt that vision? We find that many of the thousands of people who read our blog tend to do so becuase they are solving problems. They are very interested in how other people look at problems, and how they make solutions.
I hope that helps.
If you would like to be featured on the blog, you need to do only a few things.
Follow @bizspark on Twitter and say hello.
Send a pitch to dcrets [at] microsoft dot com. The pitch should include what your solution does, why you built the solution, which parts of the stack it uses, and your vision. We will send you further information and set up a time for you to send us the meat of the blog post in subsequent emails.
Join our Facebook group — Microsoft BizSpark.
And we will be in touch with you very shortly.
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