The Planet Joins Microsoft WebsiteSpark™ Program

November 16, 2009 by · Comments Off on The Planet Joins Microsoft WebsiteSpark™ Program 

Webmaster ToolboxHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced its membership in the Microsoft WebsiteSpark program. Through this partnership, The Planet provides small Web development and design firms with free Microsoft licenses for the latest versions of Windows Server and SQL Server, key tools for building and designing rich Web sites. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, The Planet offers the program to qualified companies through its status as an official Network Partner and Hosting Provider.

To participate in the program, companies must be privately held professional service firms with no more than 10 employees, whose primary business is providing Web development and design services. Read more

Microsoft Ignites New Opportunities for Web Professionals With WebsiteSpark Program

September 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on Microsoft Ignites New Opportunities for Web Professionals With WebsiteSpark Program 

Web Hosting Services AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Building upon its commitment to foster innovation and success for professional Web developers and designers, Microsoft Corp. today announced the WebsiteSpark Program, an initiative designed to create a partner network and help enable business growth for professional Web development and design companies with up to 10 employees and owners. In addition, Microsoft announced the release of the Web Platform Installer 2.0 and the Windows Web Application Gallery 2.0, furthering the success of the Microsoft Web Platform. Together, these initiatives make it easier for Web professionals to build richer, more compelling Web experiences.

As the latest initiative in the Spark family of programs, which includes Microsoft BizSpark and DreamSpark, Microsoft is building upon a legacy of working with key communities and providing the additional support, tools and resources needed to help them thrive. The WebsiteSpark Program provides Web professionals with Microsoft software and solutions, together with related tools, training and support, to help their businesses succeed. The WebsiteSpark Program also helps drive new business opportunities by connecting Web professionals and hosters with an ecosystem of customers, partners and other professionals with complementary technologies.

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