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Microsoft promises to help startups sell their products…if they’re on Azure

February 14, 2018

Microsoft announced today that it’s ditching many of its massive giveaways of cloud credits in exchange for helping startups sell their products through the company’s sales team, in partnership with accelerators and venture capitalists around the globe. It’s part of the Microsoft for Startups program, the latest iteration of the tech giant’s work with up-and-coming companies.

The tech titan’s BizSpark program, which offered thousands of dollars in free cloud credits, along with free access to Office 365 and Microsoft’s Visual Studio developer tools, is no longer accepting new applications, and the company will be eliminating it once the benefits expire for companies already in the program.

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