Awesome offer for new startups from Microsoft

I recently visited one startup company in Copenhagen to talk about their CRM system and see how I can help them to customize the system for their business process.

They told me about this offer from Microsoft for startup companies that are less than 5 years old.
Microsoft have a program that is named BizSpark for new startups that gives free access to many of their software for free, including Dynamics CRM Online!

I didn’t know about this and want to share it with you.

Eligible startups must be:
  • Actively engaged in development of a software-based product or service that will form a core piece of its current or intended business*. To meet this requirement the software must:
    • Be owned, not licensed by the Startup.
  • Privately held
  • In business for less than 5 years[1], and
  • Bringing in less than US$1 million in annual revenue[2]

Microsoft may permit individual developers or others and/or separate technology entities who may not meet the standard eligibility requirements to join BizSpark from time to time.

[1] Startups who are actively engaged in software development but have not yet completed the formalities of establishing a business.
[2] This requirement has been adjusted to add local variances calibrated to local economic conditions in the startup’s place of business, below. If a startup’s place of business is not listed below, then the revenue limit is US$1 million. US$750,000 China; US$500,000 Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine; US$250,000 Egypt, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam


*Not eligible for BizSpark
  • If you are a consultant.

You will get access to:

For IT operations servers

To help manage software in production and deployment of startup’s new “software as a service” offer to be delivered to customers over the Internet.

  • System Center Configuration Manager
  • System Center VM Manager (current)
  • System Center Datacenter with Service Pack 1 (current)
  • System Center R2 Preview Operations Manager (current)
  • System Center Essentials (current)
  • System Center Operations Manager (current)

For production and hosting servers

For production and deployment of startup’s new “software as a service” offer to be delivered to customers over the Internet.

  • SQL Server Enterprise Core Edition (current)
  • Windows Server Web R2 (current)
  • Windows Server R2 Standard and Enterprise (current)
  • Windows Server Standard and Enterprise without Hyper-V (current)
  • BizTalk Server R2 Branch, Standard, and Enterprise Editions (current)
  • SharePoint Server (current)
  • Dynamics CRM Enterprise (current)


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