development resources

for startups

for web pros

for students

for faculty

Free Development Resources

Microsoft is committed to the success of our developers. To help support development success, we offer several programs and resources that are aimed at providing many audiences, from startups to students, with the resources that they need to be successful.

for startups 

Microsoft BizSpark

Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with partners and investors, and providing marketing visibility at no charge.

Read about the BizSpark program benefits

For eligiblity requirements, read the BizSpark FAQ

for web pros 

Microsoft WebsiteSpark

Microsoft WebsiteSpark gives web designers and developers a jump-start by providing the tools and resources that you need to build great websites, at no charge.

Read about the WebsiteSpark program benefits

For eligiblity requirements, read the WebsiteSpark FAQ

for students 

Microsoft DreamSpark

Microsoft DreamSpark gives students Microsoft professional tools at no charge.

Read about the DreamSpark program

Get started with DreamSpark

for faculty 

Microsoft Faculty Connection

Microsoft Faculty Connection is an online resource to support technical educators in their use of Microsoft technologies for teaching and research at no charge.

Read about the Microsoft Faculty Connection program