Building a Startup in a Weekend with BizSpark & SQL Azure

This article is syndicated from http://bizspark.com. BizSpark™ is Microsoft’s program for helping startups succeed with software (including Azure benefits), support & visibility. To learn more and sign up, go to: http://bizspark.com. On the 30th anniversary of the 1st AIDS case ever documented, Scott Mustard pitched his & Claudia Pucci, M.D.’s vision for simplifying the arduous…


Startup Weekend Boston at Microsoft NERD

Over 130 people – half techies, half business folks – converged on Microsoft NERD this weekend to start their own companies, have fun & make a difference. Friday night, 50 of them stood up and pitched their ideas in quick 60 second spots, interrupted only for a quick game of multiplayer rock-player-scissors. Pitches ran the…


BizSpark News App

One of the things I hear from startups occasionally is, how come I never hear what’s going on with BizSpark? Well, I have a couple of answers that I usually give. First, you can visit BizSpark.com and you’ll see a list of our latest BizSpark Blog and news posts. Members of the Microsoft Emerging Business…


How to Publish Your AppMakr App into the Windows Phone Marketplace

By now, you’ve probably seen the posts about how wonderfully easy it is to build a Windows Phone application without a line of code using AppMakr.  If not, check out this great post by Brian Johnson. I recently did this myself and was really impressed with the ease at creating an application around my brand……


BizSpark Startups: Get 90-days of free training from Pluralsight

Wow, great new offer for BizSpark Startups from Pluralsight… Pluralsight provides high-quality training solutions for Microsoft .NET developers that can fit any schedule or budget. The revolutionary Pluralsight On-Demand! training library provides developers with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by industry authorities. Through this special BizSpark offer you will…


GigaOM: You’ll Never Guess Which Mobile OS Has Highest Ad Click Rate

Well, I’m posting a link, so that might give it away. I mentioned in my Facebook post of the link that I think the reason is our really excellent system for identifying the type of ads that a user of a particular app would want to see. Users are much more likely to click through…


Soundtrckr on the Microsoft News Center

Cool story today on the Microsoft News Center about Soundtrckr, one of our East Region BizSpark One startups. Check out the story below and check out Soundtrckr at http://soundtrckr.com. Harmonic Convergence: Music and Social Networking Join Forces BizSpark One startup Soundtrckr lets listeners discover, play and share music on their terms — alongside their friends….


Executive Caddie on Windows Phone Radio

Really awesome mention of one of our favorite East region Windows Phone 7 developers – Executive Caddie. Interesting is their discussion of James Browning’s close contact with customers around new features added to the product. Check out the whole thing here: Windows Phone Radio 23 Good afternoon! Windows Phone Radio 23 is live and flowing…


MyWebCareer Session at MIX11

Yesterday at MIX11, Nip Zalavadia from MyWebCareer gave a great overview of how they used Azure to build their startup. Check it out… Windows Azure from Startup to Scale As a consumer web startup, you spend a significant portion of your time raising awareness of your brand and driving traffic to your site. But, what…


BizSpark Meetup in Tampa Tonight

If you’re in the Tampa area, you’ll want to check out tonight’s meetup at the Microsoft office. Jennifer Cook is going to talk about negotiating from a disadvantaged position. (Something I think we all feel like we’re doing a lot of.) Hope you can make it. (Link below.) Strategies for Negotiating When You Feel You…