Application Development: Microsoft and the Cloud: 5 Ways the Company Helps App Developers

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-02-22
 
 
 

Microsoft and the Cloud: 5 Ways the Company Helps App Developers

by Darryl K. Taft

Microsoft and the Cloud: 5 Ways the Company Helps App Developers

Support for Multiple Platforms

Microsofts cloud-development environment allows developers to use their existing skills in languages such as .NET, PHP and Java to test, build and deploy new cloud-based applications or extend their existing applications and infrastructure to the cloud.

Support for Multiple Platforms

BizSpark Offer

The BizSpark program is designed to help accelerate the success of entrepreneurs and early-stage startups globally. More than 35,000 startups are currently enrolled.

BizSpark Offer

MSDN Offer

The MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) Premium and Ultimate Subscription benefit provides developers with an equivalent of one virtual server that they can use to evaluate their application-resource requirements.

MSDN Offer

New Introductory Special

The promotional offer includes 750 hours of extra-small instances and 25 hours of small instances of the Windows Azure service provided each month at no charge.

New Introductory Special

Windows Azure Marketplace

Microsoft is offering an online marketplace for developers to share, find, buy and sell building-block components, training, service templates and premium data sets. In addition, they can find finished services and applications needed to build Windows Azure platform applications.

Windows Azure Marketplace

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