Windows 8 Design Principles Simplified Part 3 - Fast and Fluid

Welcome to the ‘Windows 8 design principles for dummies’ series. One of the key reasons for apps being rejected or sent back for fixes is Design. This is a five part series where I will cover five key highlights for each design principle that aims at helping developers build a high quality app. If you…


Vote for the Microsoft BizSpark Euro Summit People's Choice Winner -- Poll Open Until July 4

Every year, we take the ten to twelve hottest startups in the BizSpark program from Europe and vote on what the market thinks is the absolute hottest startup. We’ve created a list of the twelve finalists for this year’s Microsoft BizSpark Euro Summit, which will be held in Berlin July 4. You can now vote…


Pride in Craftsmanship -- Windows 8 Development Part 2

Sonal Mane, a Microsoft startup technologist in Chicago, provides us with the second chapter in a series on effective and efficient Windows 8 development. This series helps members in Microsoft BizSpark move quickly through the design of an app in Windows 8.   One of the key reasons for apps being rejected or sent back…


Doing More With Less in Windows 8 Development -- (Part One)

Sonal Mane, a Startup Technologist working for Microsoft in Chicago, walks you through steps to make the Windows 8 app development process easier.  Here’s her first post in a series. Welcome to the ‘Windows 8 design principles simplified’ series. One of the key reasons for apps being rejected or sent back for fixes is Design….


BizSpark Members Can Get Free Exposure for Apps with PreApps

Meet the founders of Pre-Apps -one of the newest partners joining the BizSpark community . With over 30,000 new apps introduced each month, PreApps is a marketplace to discover, rate, and download the best mobile apps coming soon. They also have an exclusive offer for BizSpark members – you will receive free PreApps featured services ($24.99 Value)…


Opinion Piece: Sponsorship is Key When Leaning In

While I entirely agree with Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” approach, I do believe that her methodology misses a critical component necessary in order for women to reach their goals, especially when it comes to building and scaling start ups. And I say all of this as a female executive founding my own company. Lou Donnelly-Davy,…


Tech Cocktail This Week: A Lesson in Humility

Every week we show you something that was amazing in TechCocktail., one of our partners. Here’s this week’s example, a talk on humility by David Crenshaw, a business coach.