30 to Launch Azure at Seed Philly!

Back in February we had a great series of Windows Phone 7 talks we did at Seed Philly that culminated in a demo night where startups showed off some pretty interesting Windows Phone 7 applications. During the weeks that we held the event, we heard from attendees, “Why don’t you do this with Azure?” Well,…

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Event Report – Startup Weekend Tampa

Startup Weekend Tampa – April 13-15, 2012 (Quick Note – At Microsoft we do event reports when we participate in big community events so we can share experiences and let our co-workers know what we’re up. This was really a fantastic event so I wanted to share a little wider.) http://tampa.startupweekend.org/ (Video and results available)…

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Windows Azure Learning Path

Great new content from the expert team I’m involved with around Azure. Check out all the new content here: Windows Azure Learning Path We have aggregated a set of resources for a structured learning of cloud computing through a set of courses designed to hone your skills progressively. Each course is comprised of a set…

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Testing against IE for Startups

I tell this to startups all the time. You need to test your sites and products against IE, even if that isn’t your preferred browser. CNET posted a story today that shows the increasing usage of IE on the desktop. You can check out the story here: Microsoft’s IE reclaims lost ground in browser battle…

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Updated BizSpark News App

Well, I haven’t actually updated the app, but I have updated the feeds going into it. The BizSpark Team Blogs have changed and so I’ve updated the RSS feed that gets pulled into BizSpark news to pick up the latest from the team. You can get the app here if you haven’t seen it before.

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East Region BizSpark Startup Kinvey Closes $2M Round

Awesome news. Hacker Chick, Abby Fichtner, has some details in the Microsoft BizSpark blog. Congats to Kinvey! Kinvey, Backend as a Service, Closes $2M Round We knew Kinvey was up to all good things when Atlas Venture’s Fred Destin introduced their Boston 2011 TechStars Demo Day presentation with the surprise announcement that he was leading…

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New from Ignition Showcase 11.15.10

Good stuff from our Partner Ignition blog… Windows Azure Updates! Update Your Windows Azure Skills at the Microsoft Partner Network How to Build a Hybrid On-Premise/In Cloud Application Windows Azure Application Monitoring Management Pack Release Candidate (RC) Now Available For Download SQL Server “Denali” CTP1 Available for Download Whitepaper: Inside SQL Azure Windows Server Updates! …

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Online Silverlight Firestarter on December 2nd

If you do any WP7, Silverlight, or WPF development, you’re probably not going to want to miss this. Future of Silverlight Keynote Starts December 2, 2010 at 9:00 pacific time Hear what’s coming next from Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie Training, labs & swag Online or in-person at Microsoft HQ, December 2nd 2010 It’s just like an…

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BizSpark Graduation Offer

In the next year or so, a number of our BizSpark Startups will come to the end or their three years in BizSpark. Microsoft wants to be ready to help these companies transition into non-BizSpark partners as painlessly as possible. Today we posted our offer to graduating BizSpark Startups. You can find the details here:…

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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 Curse.com I consider myself a casual gamer. I play a few PC games, mostly Games for Windows – LIVE titles, and of…

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