If you are starting up a business you are going to spend money on stuff. You are going to have expenditure. Software from Microsoft is normally a part of that expenditure. Microsoft announnced the availability of a new program for early stage startups called "BizSpark". BizSpark offers early stage companies Microsoft products at no up-front cost.
Now with BizSpark, if you are a company that builds software, that expenditure has gone away – you can get Microsoft software for free. Here’s what you get:
- Software - via the program
- Support - via MSDN (two support incidents per startup) and the resources that the Network Partner has to offer for startups
- Visibility - via BizSparkDB. Startups can profile themselves on BizSparkDB.