Microsoft wants to invest in the success of your startup


BizSpark is for startups

  • Who are developing software/technology
  • Who are less than 5 years old
  • Who make less than one million in revenue annually
  • Who are privately held

Free Microsoft Tools & Services for 3 years

  • 4 MSDN Ultimate Subscriptions (~$13,000 each)
    • Windows
    • Visual Studio Ultimate
    • Office 2013
    • Office 365 Developer Subscription
    • Team Foundation Server
    • Developer Store accounts
    • & more

Windows Azure Hosting $150/month for 3 years

Virtual Machines

Windows & Linux

Website & Web Apps

.NET, Node.js, PHP & Python

Mobile Services

Identity, Notifications, Storage & more

Windows, iOS, Android & Web


Windows Azure 60k Offer

  • $5,000 a month in Windows Azure credits
  • For one year
  • Must be nominated by a partner or Microsoft
  • Need to be growing fast and using Windows Azure to succeed

The fine print

  • No contract or credit card needed
  • Graduate after 3 years & keep what you’ve used
  • Get discounts after graduation to keep getting new software and benefits
  • Alumni benefits

Accelerate your startup with BizSpark & Windows Azure


Got questions?

Not sure if you qualify or maybe you have questions about your eligibility for the Windows Azure 60k offer?

Make the most of your benefits


I need Visual Studio, Office, Windows, etc.

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.


I need to host a website

With your Windows 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 Windows Azure Web Sites scenarios page.


I need a Windows/Unix server

With your Windows 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.


I need a cloud backend for my iOS/Android/Windows Phone/Windows 8 app

With your Windows Azure benefits that are included in BizSpark you can leverage Windows 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 Windows Azure.

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