UK ISV Developer Evangelism Team

Information for companies that develop software products in the United Kingdom from the Microsoft UK technical team
Getting started with Windows Azure in the UK

Sign up for FREE help during January to March 2012

http://www.sixweeksofazure.co.uk

If you are technical

Step1 - Install the tools
Visit http://azure.com/getstarted to get the SDK and tools installed

Step 2 - Get a subscription for the Windows Azure Platform
There are many free ways for developers to try out the Windows Azure Platform. Check out http://azure.com/offers to make sure you are taking advantage of the right offers to help you explore the Windows Azure Platform.

Step 3 - Join Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) if you develop a product
If you are developing a product and would like to take that to the Windows Azure Platform then please sign up for Microsoft Platform Ready. This gives you free technical help, access to Cloud Essentials and a route to getting the Powered by Windows Azure logo. The Cloud Essentials offer includes free Windows Azure compute and storage as welll as free Office 365 and CRM Online.

Important: We plan to offer additional assistance over the coming months. Signing up to MPR is a great way to ensure that your company won't miss out.

Step 4 - Stay connected with the Microsoft UK Windows Azure Platform team
Get better connected with the team responsible for companies developing products by following the steps at http://bit.ly/ukisvfirststop.

Step 5 - Have fun exploring the Windows Azure Platform
This is an exciting time for developers - enjoy!

Thank you for taking the time to explore the Windows Azure Platform.

If you are not technical

Step 1 - Understand what is possible
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/scenarios/

Step 2 - Understand how much it costs
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/pricing-calculator/

Step 3 - Join Microsoft Platform Ready if you develop a product
If you are developing a product and would like to take that to the Windows Azure Platform then please sign up for Microsoft Platform Ready. This gives you free technical help, access to Cloud Essentials and a route to getting the Powered by Windows Azure logo. The Cloud Essentials offer includes free Windows Azure compute and storage as welll as free Office 365 and CRM Online.

Important: We plan to offer additional assistance over the coming months. Signing up to MPR is a great way to ensure that your company won't miss out.

Step 4 - Stay connected with the Microsoft UK Windows Azure Platform team
Get better connected with the team responsible for companies developing products by following the steps at http://bit.ly/ukisvfirststop.

Step 5 - Let your developers explore the possibilities

Thank you for taking the time to explore the Windows Azure Platform.

And finally... sell your new solution!

List and promote your application in the Windows Azure Marketplace.