Windows & Linux
.NET, Node.js, PHP & Python
Identity, Notifications, Storage & more
Windows, iOS, Android & Web
With your Microsoft Azure benefits that are included in BizSpark you can set up a few virtual machines for free! We've got your Windows & Unix needs covered with Windows Server 2008 & 2012, Ubuntu, CentOS & SUSE which can all be easily and automatically deployed in minutes from the Virtual Machine gallery. Need a full stack or different OS? Check out vmdepot.msopentech.com a community driven catalog of preconfigured operation systems, applications and development stacks. For more information, head on over to the Virtual Machines Scenarios page for details, videos, resources & guides.
With your Microsoft Azure benefits that are included in BizSpark you can easily and quickly setup a website using .NET, PHP, node.js or use the Wizard to setup a site running Wordress, Drupal, Umbraco, .DotNetNuke, DasBLog and more! Your first step is to Active Your Azure Benefits (video, guide) then log into your portal. Read more about Websites on the Microsoft Azure Web Sites scenarios page.
With your Microsoft Azure benefits that are included in BizSpark you can leverage Microsoft Azure Mobile Services. What is that you ask? Mobile Services is a set of turnkey backend solutions to power your mobile app, allowing you to accelerate your mobile app development. Add structured storage, user authentication and push notifications to your Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, Android or iOS app in minutes. Learn more about over at the Mobile Services page on Microsoft Azure.
With BizSpark you get an MSDN Ultimate Subscription. With that you get access to a ton of free software. Your MSDN Ultimate Subscription (as the name implies) is the best (and most expensive) subscription we have. Which you get for free for up to 8 developers on your startup's team. Here's a breakdown of what is included and if you are logged into msdn.microsoft.com here's your list of available downloads.