New Flexibility Comes to Windows Azure Benefits for Microsoft BizSpark Startups

Today, Windows Azure announced enhancements and changes int he Windows Azure Offer available to BizSpark members through their MSDN subscriptions. For a comprehensive review of the changes, you should read Scott Guthrie’s two blog posts about the matter: Windows Azure: Announcing New Dev/Test Offering, BizTalk Services, SSL Support with Web Sites, AD Improvements, Per Minute…


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…


Israel Microsoft Accelerator Opens Applications for Third Class

The 13 companies that the Israel Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure selected for the second batch are already hard at work preparing for their demo days in Israel and Silicon Valley, and the team in Tel Aviv is now looking for the next batch of trail-blazing, top-notch startups to take advantage of the technical and…

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What Is it Like to Go Through the Israeli Microsoft Accelerator

Alan Weinkrantz ran into Kobi Stok and his guitar at SXSW this week. Weinkrantz asked Kobi what it was like to develop something for Windows Azure and if it was easy to work with Microsoft in their Accelerator program in Tel Aviv. Kobi answered in the affirmative, even saying that the folks at Microsoft went…

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VM Depot repository off to a flying start

It’s been just one month since Microsoft Open Technologies announced the early preview of VM Depot, a community-driven catalog of open source virtual machine images. Today we are proud to announce that the community has rallied to our call and already produced over 100 images. We are thrilled at the reception this preview has received…

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Why Should I Apply for the Windows Azure Accelerator Powered by Tech Stars?

The Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, Powered by Tech Stars will have its first of two demo days starting January 17 in Seattle. Then they will move down to Silicon Valley to close out the month with a demo day in front of investors there. If you are thinking about applying to the second Windows…

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For your OSS image building and sharing pleasure … meet VM Depot from MS Open Tech

By Gianugo RabellinoSenior Director Open Source CommunitiesMicrosoft Open Technologies, Inc. As I write this, I’m exploring the public preview of VM Depot, a new service from Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. VM Depot is a community-driven catalog of open source virtual machine images for Windows Azure. On VM Depot the community can build, deploy and share…

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