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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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3 responses to “BizSpark – Crack or a Crutch?”

  1. nic.wise

    They used to call this Empower and charge about $500 for it (NZD) for 5x MSDN universals, and you had to release within 24 months of getting it.

    Was a good idea at $500. Much better idea at free, but if I was doing this, I’d still be leaning to Java/PHP + MySql/Postgress + EC2 + Google.

  2. Raju Vegesna

    Virtually all software products being created recently are browser based….which also means they are not built for Windows. Almost all browser based apps being created are going the SaaS route with none (actually, very ignorable percentage) using Windows for their SaaS deployments.

    I guess MS has to woo developer someway.

  3. Yves (BeeBole)

    I don’t get it.

    Everything that is being offered is so far from the package of softwares you imagine to use when starting up a company.

    Unless your aim is to evolve in the software industry or service industry for big companies, Microsoft is out of scope.