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  • Blog Post: Peer Into Real Time Usage with TapMap, a Microsoft BizSpark Startup Tool Released This Weekend

    The continually morphing Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 ecosystem added another feature this weekend as one of our Microsoft BizSpark members, Ilija Injac, delivered to the Windows Azure market a new app for Windows developers. Introducing TapMap , a heatmap more
  • Blog Post: Why Hackers Win

    This was a great tweet. Madelena Mak wins Best Windows Hack at TechCrunch Disrupt , despite lack of resources. Projector didn't work and switched to camera in last second decision. Still win Best Windows app at @ techcrunch #hackdisrupt . What a more
  • Blog Post: First-Ever EU AppCup Competition Yields Windows 8 Innovations

    If the discussions over the coffee breaks were any indication, delegates at the annual IAMCP Summit in Brussels all seemed to agree it was a great success, but for me the highlight was the first-ever EU AppCup competition. This post was written by more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Helps Break Guinness World Record With Largest Appathon Ever

    From Microsoft in Bangalore, a world record has been broken. "Thousands of developers from all over India and beyond attend Windows AppFest to build apps for Windows 8 and made history by setting a Guinness World Record for the Most Participants in more
  • Blog Post: Israeli Research and Dev Center, Home to First Microsoft Israel Accelerator, Partners with Georgia Tech and Technion

    The Microsoft R&D Center in Israel, through the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, has launched a cooperative effort with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Technion. This cooperation is the first attempt in the world, out of Georgia more
  • Blog Post: This Year's Olympics Will Be App-Ready

    You're probably going to be at work for most of the Olympics, so how are you going to watch the Sychronized Swimming, or without ducking into the break room every fifteen minutes to get your 4X400 hurdles fix? One of our BizSpark members, Intelli-Focus more
  • Blog Post: A New Milestone For Openness On Windows Azure

    Today Bill Laing, Corporate VP for Server and Cloud, announced a very important set of Windows Azure updates. With these new updates, Windows Azure is more than ever an open and easy platform to build and run applications in the cloud, and the place to more
  • Blog Post: A Photosynth Look at the First 30 to Launch Windows 8 Workshop

    Evangelist Kevin Ashley took this photo. He used the Photosynth app on the Windows phone to document the first Windows 8 App Challenge we put on in San Francisco . We had about 42 people in the room drinking beer, eating pizza and listening to some design more
  • Blog Post: Here’s to the first release from MS Open Tech: Redis on Windows

    The past few weeks have been very busy in our offices as we announced the creation of Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc . Now that the dust has settled it’s time for us to resume our regular cadence in releasing code, and we are happy to share with more
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET, Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages Open Sourced

    More Open Source goodness from Microsoft today, with the announcement that we are open sourcing ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET Web Pages v2 (Razor) - all with contributions - under the Apache 2.0 license. You can find the source on CodePlex more
  • Blog Post: New Interoperability Solutions for SQL Server 2012

    I am excited to share some great news about how we are opening up the SQL Server data platform even further with expanded interoperability support through new tools that allow customers to modernize their infrastructure while maximizing existing investments more
  • Blog Post: Office Professional 2010 Offer for MPN Partners

    Check out this offer on MPR (Microsoft Platform Ready). If you have a startup or a software company that’s building on Windows, this is a great opportunity to get a copy of Office Professional 2010. Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Offer Get your application more
  • Blog Post: Curse on the Windows Team Blog

    No, not that kind of curse. Brandon has a great post on the Windows Team Blog about BizSpark Startup Curse . Check it out. Managing Game User Interface Add-ons with the Curse Client from I consider myself a casual gamer. I play a few PC games more
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