Peer Into Real Time Usage with TapMap, a Microsoft BizSpark Startup Tool Released This Weekend

The continually morphing Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 ecosystem added another feature this weekend as one of our Microsoft BizSpark members, Ilija Injac, delivered to the Windows Azure market a new app for Windows developers. Introducing TapMap, a heatmap extension for Windows developers.  TapMap helps developers track real usage data on their apps as…


Watch PandoDaily Founder Sarah Lacy Interview Silicon Valley Legend John Doerr

IT is with great pleasure that we bring BizSpark members a live stream of PandoDaily CEO Sarah Lacy’s interview with living legend John Doerr tonight. These always turn out to be great conversations and Microsoft BizSpark fully recommends joining the series to watch these every month in New York or San Francisco. Enjoy!  


Up Global: Startup Weekend and Startup America Form New Partnership to Build Entrepreneurs in a Big Way

Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership announced today that they will join together to create UP Global, a new organization supporting the creation of vibrant entrepreneurial communities around the world. With generous support from The Kauffman Foundation, the Case Foundation, Omidyar Network, Google for Entrepreneurs, Microsoft and The Coca-Cola Company, UP Global will combine…


BizSpark Members Can Get Free Exposure for Apps with PreApps

Meet the founders of Pre-Apps -one of the newest partners joining the BizSpark community . With over 30,000 new apps introduced each month, PreApps is a marketplace to discover, rate, and download the best mobile apps coming soon. They also have an exclusive offer for BizSpark members – you will receive free PreApps featured services ($24.99 Value)…


Updates: Accesschk v5.11, Procdump v6.0, RAMMap v1.22, Strings v2.51

AccessChk v5.11: AccessChk, a command line utility fordumping the effective permissions and security descriptors for files, registrykeys, processes, tokens, object manager objects, now prefixes Windows 8application container SIDs with the word “Package”, and includes several minor bug fixes. Procdump v6.0: Procdump is an advanced utility forcapturing process memory dumps based on a variety of triggers…


Keeping the Front End Progress Front of Mind

These guys won the best Windows 8 Hack award at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013:  Pasha and Pelle.  They built “Big Picture,” which aids developers in keeping track of the state of the design of their front end. You can watch their demo here. “ We interviewed them to get an idea of what inspired this…


Prodibi: Swiss Rebels Give Due Respect to Web Photo Enthusiasts With Their BizSpark Software Innovation

While web-based video streaming and digital audio has become increasingly sophisticated, the quality of photograph images viewed online has lagged behind.  At the moment, if someone was to try to upload a high quality image for viewing on a PC, tablet or smartphone, the size of the image would compromise the delivery speed.  So, what…


Opinion Piece: Sponsorship is Key When Leaning In

While I entirely agree with Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” approach, I do believe that her methodology misses a critical component necessary in order for women to reach their goals, especially when it comes to building and scaling start ups. And I say all of this as a female executive founding my own company. Lou Donnelly-Davy,…