Awesome news for Microsoft BizSpark Startups. Now you can get great hosting deals for your solutions at special rates only available to BizSpark Startups.

Check out the details of the offer at the following link https://www.godaddy.com/Hosting/bizspark.aspx

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If you haven’t heard of BizSpark, you can check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/. You can also read about Startups using Microsoft at the Microsoft Startup Zone.

BizSpark is a program for Startup ISV’s (Independent Software Vendors). The short story is you get free Microsoft software, support and visibility.

How do you qualify? (ISV, Privately held, <3yrs in biz, <$1M Rev)

http://www.microsoftstartupzone.com/BizSpark/Pages/Do_I_Qualify.aspx

What do you get? (Software, Support & Visibility)

http://www.microsoftstartupzone.com/BizSpark/Pages/What_Do_I_Get.aspx

Software
  • 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 latest 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, such as:
    • Microsoft Azure™ Services Platform

Startups may also work with a BizSpark hosting partner to deliver their software as a service solution using the latest Microsoft server products.  For specific details on technology offerings and hosting scenarios refer to the  Microsoft BizSpark Program Guide for Startups (Appendix A and Appendix B).

Support
  • MSDN Subscription
  • 2 Technical Support incidents
  • Unlimited BizSpark program support for non-technical issues
  • Global Community of BizSpark Network Partners
Visibility
  • Online profile for your apps and your company in BizSpark DB

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Murray Gordon
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