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  • Blog Post: Get Your Map of the Microsoft Developer Platform World

    This map comes from Microsoft Technical Evangelist Vitor Ciaramella. Feel free to share. ...read more
  • Blog Post: First Person: Marios Karagiannis, Student Entrepreneur & Windows Phone Developer

    What drives a successful start-up? A lot of things, but it definitely needs a founder (or founders) who are really passionate about what the business is doing. After all, when times are tough and sleep is scarce, having a strong belief in and love of ...read more
  • Blog Post: Why Should a Startup Founder Use Elance? Outsourcing to Grow, A Founder's Experience

    I've heard this question framed in debates online and in offline events. It is as if there is a natural definition of a startup as being exclusively "home grown." If you use anything other than yourself, your laptop, your own team and the funds that you ...read more
  • Blog Post: Evolero Founder: Unload Your Head So Your Customers Can Experience Things Clearly

    This week, Israeli startups came to Microsoft's Silicon Valley headquarters and demonstrated their products in front of dozens of investors from around the world. We're running a series this week that gives the founders at these companies the oportunity ...read more
  • Blog Post: 30 to Launch Azure at Seed Philly!

    Back in February we had a great series of Windows Phone 7 talks we did at Seed Philly that culminated in a demo night where startups showed off some pretty interesting Windows Phone 7 applications. During the weeks that we held the event, we heard from attendees, “Why don’t you do this with Azure?” Well...
  • Blog Post: Event Report – Startup Weekend Tampa

    Startup Weekend Tampa – April 13-15, 2012 (Quick Note – At Microsoft we do event reports when we participate in big community events so we can share experiences and let our co-workers know what we’re up. This was really a fantastic event so I wanted to share a little wider.) http://tampa.startupweekend...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Learning Path

    Great new content from the expert team I’m involved with around Azure. Check out all the new content here: Windows Azure Learning Path We have aggregated a set of resources for a structured learning of cloud computing through a set of courses designed to hone your skills progressively. Each course is...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Startups: Get 90-days of free training from Pluralsight

    Wow, great new offer for BizSpark Startups from Pluralsight … Pluralsight provides high-quality training solutions for Microsoft .NET developers that can fit any schedule or budget. The revolutionary Pluralsight On-Demand! training library provides developers with instant access to a rich collection...
  • Blog Post: Executive Caddie on Windows Phone Radio

    Really awesome mention of one of our favorite East region Windows Phone 7 developers - Executive Caddie . Interesting is their discussion of James Browning’s close contact with customers around new features added to the product. Check out the whole thing ...read more
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Case Studies on Azure

    Hot on the heels of the case study we blogged about last week , it turns out the BizSpark team has put together a page with case studies featuring BizSpark companies on the Azure platform. You can check it out at the link below. BizSpark Case Studies ...read more
  • Blog Post: Developer’s Roadmap to Windows Phone 7 Launch Timing

    The WP7 info for developers keeps rolling in. This is fresh off the WP7 Developer Blog. Read the whole thing for details. A Developer’s Roadmap to Windows Phone 7 Launch Timing Of course, it’s not just the big names in development who are going to bring great titles to Windows Phone 7 customers. There...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Jump Start Training

    New training from the Windows Phone 7 MVPs. Check it out at the Windows Phone Developer Blog… Windows Phone 7 Jump Start Training Today we are publishing the first in our training content led by our MVPs.  Rob Miles and Andy Wigley led an incredibly well received live training course about a month...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure One Month Pass

    If you’re looking to check out Azure development without a commitment, this program will give you access to Azure without a credit card for a month. Windows Azure One Month Pass Windows Azure One Month Pass •Learn about the Windows Azure platform with no steep learning curve •With Windows Azure you pay...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Developer Resources

    Sometime later this year, Windows Phone 7 will hit the market and we’re looking for startups that are building on the platform. If you’re a BizSpark startup in the Eastern US and you’re building for Windows Phone 7, drop me a note. ( brianjo@microsoft.com ) If you want to learn more about developing...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Project HILO

    Over at The Windows Blog , they’ve announced project Hilo. Hilo focuses on using Visual Studio 2010 and C++ to build extremely powerful Windows 7 applications. Check out the post and the links below: Introducing Project HILO … Today, we are announcing project “Hilo” It’s important for an application...
  • Blog Post: #WorkWednesday: Resources for Freelance Designers

    Work Wednesday is a chance for each of us to help reduce unemployment by using the power of our social networks to make connections between job seekers & job seekees. We wanted to share some great resources we’ve found for freelance web designers and developers: 15+ Great Ways to Find Web Design...
  • Blog Post: Perez Hilton, "The Queen of All Media", Launches IE8 Web Slice

    Sean Seibel works with the top agencies in the world, helping them to take advantage of Microsoft technologies in the work they do. This is an interview with Ed Starr from BMF Media and Frances Calandra from Vectorform, sharing insights on partnering with Microsoft in building IE8 Add-ons. BMF Media...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Startup Linxter Launches Azure Based MonitorGrid

    BizSpark Startup Linxter is launching a new product called MonitorGrid. It's a server health service that was conceived and developed as part of one of our BizSpark Incubation Weeks last year. I was able to talk to Linxter CEO Jason Milgram today about MonitorGrid and about the future of the project...
  • Blog Post: Case Study on BizSpark Startup Flickchart

    Microsoft just published a case study on Flickchart, one of my favorite sites on the net and one of my favorite BizSpark Startups. To me, this site shows off the awesome power of Microsoft Software in the hands of great coders and artists. So check out the case study and visit the site at http://flickchart...
  • Blog Post: Register To Attend A Windows Azure online Workshop

    @HOME WITH WINDOWS AZURE Elevate your skills with Windows Azure in this hands-on workshop! In this event we’ll guide you through the process of building and deploying a large scale Azure application. Forget about “hello world”! In less than two hours we’ll build and deploy a real cloud app that leverages...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9: Introducing Docs for Facebook

    Awesome new stuff on Facebook. Check out the Channel 9 interview Charles did with Lily Cheng below. You can get more information at http://docs.com . (Should be easy enough to remember that URL.) Microsoft FUSE Labs has created (and released to the web today) a new social experiment that aims to add...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Partner Training

    Visual Studio 2010 is here! The product launched Monday and we have resources for you on the U.S. partner portal , plus new courses available to you on the Learning Plan Tool to help hone your skills on this great release. Featured Training Partnercast: Selling Solutions with Visual Studio and Expression...
  • Blog Post: Ignite ATL on April 19th

    Just a quick note… Ignite Atlanta is happening on on Monday, April 19th and Microsoft BizSpark is a sponsor. Check out the video below. You can sign up here . You can get more info about Ignite Atlanta at http://www.ignite-atlanta.com/ . Ignite Atlanta from blake on Vimeo .
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Startup Flickchart covered in OrlandoSentinel.com

    Orlando Sentinel technology reporter Etan Horowitz did a nice writeup of Flickchart , a BizSpark startup based in Orlando. Check out the story below for a link to get in on the beta. Central Florida entrepreneurs launch Web site allowing people to rate ...read more
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