If you are a team of independent web developers that build web applications and websites for others, Microsoft has a new program targetting you. Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Corporation’s VP for the Developer Division has announced the WebSiteSpark program, on top of the two existing start-up programs BizSpark and DreamSpark (for students). This program enables you to get software, support, and business resources from Microsoft at no cost for three years.
In a nutshell, the programs that you can immediately use upon confirmation of enrollment are the following:
- 3 licenses of Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
- 1 license of Expression Studio 3 (which includes Expression Blend, Sketchflow, and Web)
- 2 licenses of Expression Web 3
- 4 processor licenses of Windows Web Server 2008 R2
- 4 processor licenses of SQL Server 2008 Web Edition
- DotNetPanel control panel (enabling easy remote/hosted management of your servers)
For more information, you can check the official announcement of the program here.