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  • Blog Post: Join Microsoft BizSpark at TechCrunch Disrupt NY!

    Guest blog by Alp Tilev It's that time again! Foot thumping music, party glasses, luxurious cars… are a just a few of things that come to mind when … Oh wait sorry wrong post. Let me try that again: Hackers, ruby on steroids, piles ...read more
  • Blog Post: Bodeefit Brings Fitness to Your Form Factor

    In a world where obesity is killing thousands of people a day in the world, it's almost joyous to hear that there are startups and app builders out there trying to use any means necessary to create the simplest apps to defeat life-threatening lifestyles ...read more
  • Blog Post: Festomat Made It Possible for You To Get Into Launch 2013 This Year

    Thanks to Jason Calacanis and his Launch team for letting Festomat use its software to help check people into the conference this year. Here is a video showing this BizSpark team proving to thousands of attendees that their NFC-enabled software on Windows ...read more
  • Blog Post: Highlights from Startup Weekend Blacksburg

    Our champions in DC area, Ashish Jaiman and Ed Donahue, were mentors at StartupWeekend Blacksburg just last week (Sept 14 th - 16 th ) held at Rackspace in Blacksburg. The event was a huge success, and our guy Ashish says “Wow, what a great event ...read more
  • Blog Post: Reza Alizadeh, Architect Evangelist Wins Facebook Hackathon

    Microsoft's awesome developer evangelist Reza Alizadeh won the Facebook-Heroku hackathon a couple of weeks ago. This was a big deal. Reza went on to TechCrunch last weekend and participated in that hackathon with a team of about four other evangelist ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Developer Evangelist Hackers Enter TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon -- Follow Them on Twitter

    For the first time ever, Microsoft has entered its evangelists in the Tech Crunch Disrupt Hackathon . You can follow them on Twitter. You can follow this list on Twitter to connect with them: The TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 Microsoft Hackers Or follow ...read more
  • Blog Post: Check Out the Imagine Cup with Jessica Watson, Youngest Person to Sail Around The World

    The Microsoft Imagine Cup brings together students from all over the world and asks them to use their creativity and passion for technology to help solve the world’s toughest problems. This year is the 10 th anniversary of Imagine Cup and over this ...read more
  • Blog Post: Inside Windows Phone -- How a Code Becomes a Game

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  • Blog Post: #MEGA #Mobile at #Microsoft

    By Claire Lee If you are signed up for the Mobile track @Mega this weekend (starting tomorrow) we have a load of awesome expert engineers landing on our campus to talk to you about Windows 8 and Windows Phone. You can still sign up to attend the Windows ...read more
  • Blog Post: Seedcamp Visits Microsoft Silicon Valley

    Blog by Claire Lee : As part of their annual USA trip , Seedcamp visited the Microsoft SV offices on Monday last to hear more about BizSpark Plus, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and our business apps portfolio (Dynamics ERP and CRM). Dynamic Duo on Windows ...read more
  • Blog Post: BizSpark News App

    One of the things I hear from startups occasionally is, how come I never hear what’s going on with BizSpark? Well, I have a couple of answers that I usually give. First, you can visit BizSpark.com and you’ll see a list of our latest BizSpark Blog and news posts. Members of the Microsoft Emerging Business...
  • Blog Post: How to Publish Your AppMakr App into the Windows Phone Marketplace

    By now, you’ve probably seen the posts about how wonderfully easy it is to build a Windows Phone application without a line of code using AppMakr . If not, check out this great post by Brian Johnson. I recently did this myself and was really impressed with the ease at creating an application...
  • Blog Post: GigaOM: You’ll Never Guess Which Mobile OS Has Highest Ad Click Rate

    Well, I’m posting a link, so that might give it away. I mentioned in my Facebook post of the link that I think the reason is our really excellent system for identifying the type of ads that a user of a particular app would want to see. Users are much more likely to click through ads they want more information...
  • 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: Windows Phone 7 Apps with AppMakr and Free Marketplace Registration

    Starting today, you can build a Windows Phone 7 app quickly and easily using AppMakr . Check out the details below, along with information about getting Free Marketplace Registration for a limited time. Imagine developing an app in less than 30 minutes ...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: Patterns and Practices Symposium - 18-22 Oct 2010

    The Microsoft patterns & practices Symposium is the event for software developers and architects to have engaging and meaningful discussions with the people creating the technologies and guidance aimed at addressing their scenarios. This 5-day event provides an environment to learn about and discuss...
  • 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: Startup Interview with Silver Arcade

    At the recent Mix10 in Las Vegas, I was able to sit down with Christopher Bennage of Silver Arcade to talk to him about Silverlight games, XNA, Windows Phone, and about the future of their gaming platform. You can visit Silver Arcade, play some games, and even publish your own Silverlight games at http...
  • Blog Post: Sean Seibel talks to R/GA Chief Scientist Greg Glass about IE8

    Digital Agency of the Decade, R/GA ( www.rga.com ), has launched multiple IE8 Web Slices both externally and internally. Externally R/GA uses an IE8 Web Slice to allow users to have toolbar access to their breaking news, while internally R/GA uses Web Slices for business intelligence. In this video,...
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