Calling All Startups - Free Microsoft Software Available Now!
As an exclusive Microsoft Partner, UKFast is inviting Startups to join Microsoft's New BizSpark program.
With Microsoft BizSpark, you gain fast and easy access to its current, full-featured development tools and platform technologies with no upfront costs and benefit from hosting your services on the UK's most resilient network with UKFast.
What exactly is BizSpark?
Via the BizSpark programme, a start-up can download free Microsoft software for development, test and demonstration purposes and use Microsoft software hosted "production licences" free of charge for up to three years, without any the upfront costs.
What is UKFast's role in the program?
As a BizSpark network hosting partner UKFast provides hosted servers onto which BizSpark SPLA software licences are installed.
What's included for free?
The production licence rights perfect for SaaS hosting include:
- Windows Server
- SQL Server
- Office SharePoint Portal Server
- Systems Center
- BizTalk Server
In addition to the BizSpark SPLA software licences, start-ups can download Complete Visual Studio Team System Suite (VSTS) with MSDN Premium subscription and VSTS Team Foundation Server (Standard Edition) and Expression Studio (Version 2).
Are you eligible?
To be eligible for BizSpark, as a Startup you must:
- Be in the business of software development
- Be privately held
- Have been in business for less than 3 years
- Have less than US $1 million in annual revenue.
Startups can participate in the program for three years (renewed annually), unless they goes public, are acquired by a company that does not itself qualify for Microsoft BizSpark, or fail to abide by program terms and conditions. For full details please refer to the BizSpark site.
What do you do next?
You must enrol via the Microsoft BizSpark Startup Enrolment site, and during the enrolment process choose UKFast as your Network Partner, it's that easy!