Microsoft as Angel

Startups just got another Angel: Microsoft’s BizSpark. BizSpark helps Startups by providing access to Microsoft software* when they most need it and can least afford it, and by supporting the network of organizations – startup incubators, investors, advisors, government agencies – that are equally involved and invested in software-fueled innovation and entrepreneurship.

* including:

  • 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 the lastest versions of Microsoft products including:

    • Microsoft Windows Server® (all editions up to and including Enterprise)

    • Microsoft SQL Server® (all editions)

    • Microsoft Office SharePoint® Portal Server

    • Microsoft System Center

    • Microsoft BizTalk® Server

    • Microsoft Dynamics® CRM (coming soon)

  • In addition to the core program offering, BizSpark startups will be eligible for other Microsoft offerings.

  • Now, where is the BizSpark for non-profits? If you know, leave comments here.

    **Thanks to Ben: looks like NFPs want

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