April 4, 2013 News Thursday: Startups Benefiting from Windows Azure and Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Arrives

by STB Blogger

Startups Can Benefit from Access to Windows Azure
To help early-stage startups succeed, Microsoft introduced the next class of startups in the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by TechStars. Ten new startups will participate in a three-month program and will have full access to Windows Azure. These participants will also have the opportunity to work with leading technical and business mentors. The new spring 2013 class features a mix of exciting solutions and will culminate in a Demo Day on June 26.

To see a complete list of this spring’s Windows Azure class see Scott Guthrie’s blog.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Arrives
Agile planning, quality enablement, line of business development, and developer experience are the four main scenarios that Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 addresses. With today’s release of the second official update for Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft continues our commitment to a more rapid cadence for delivering new capabilities in Visual Studio.

Check out S. Somasegar’s blog post for more information about Visual Studio 2012 Update 2.