We’ve joined the glorious BizSpark programme. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a huge help to any brand new startup who are focused on development. Microsoft help you by giving free licenses to lots of their software for your first two years. For us this means we can provide our team with Visual Studio at no cost and concentrate on the code from the word go.
We’d highly recommend the programme to any other developers out their getting their feet off the ground. It’s saved us thousands already.