Microsoft is a great platform for Software as a Service. MySpace, one of the most active sites on the web is built with Microsoft technologies and is hosted on Microsoft platforms. Adesso Systems is another total Microsoft SaaS solution. Oxlo, EchoPass, and LoyaltyLab are other examples.
Matt Mulligan from Microsoft's Emerging Business Team is organizing a SaaS Lighthouse program and is looking for 20 SaaS start-ups to participate. Matt wrote a blog about his program. Program participants will receive;
- Windows and SQL Server software at no cost for 1 year
- Architecture consulting direct from Microsoft experts
- No cost management and operations advisory support (PSS)
- Marketing assistance to raise the visibility of their solutions
If you are a VC backed start-up interested in participating in the SaaS Lighthouse program send an email to Matt at SaaSMS@microsoft.com