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1 BuildYourBiz BUILDING YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE IN AZURE What’s Included: Free BizSpark Account – Includes $150 a month of Windows Azure for 3 full years Free MSDN Subscription (s ame as TechNet + Developer Tools) Can be used in production for your new business. Free Training Free Ongoing Support Free Collaboration Channels Conditions: Get Serious about expanding your skills and experiences Step-By-Step to building a business for Technology Professionals and Students. Come to Part 2 of our series on starting and building your development business. We will build on the lessons of Part 1 where we taught you how to build out your business infrastructure on Windows Azure services. Now we will dive into how you (an IT Professional or Student) can get started in building your first Windows Store application. No prior development experience required. Build Your Career While You Build A Business! Agenda (8am-8:30am preconfiguration) {timeline subject to change} 8:00am BizSpark Accounts and Setup - Arrive early to get free codes – MUST Commit to building quality app(s) and using Azure to get CODE! Activate BizSpark and Windows Azure Account (if not already done) Setting Up Your Development Environment {Josh} BuildYourBiz.org #2, #3, if time, start #4 (finish at home) Sponsored To You By:

2 BUILD YOUR BUSINESS AGENDA  Becoming An Entrepreneur – Build Your Business While You Build Your Career  Introduction to BizSpark and MSDN  Hands on Lab – Setup BizSpark and MSDN  Hands on Lab – Activate Windows Azure  Introduction to Windows Azure  Hands on Lab – Build Your First Server  Hands on Lab – Build Your Business Website  Working Lunch – Bring a bag lunch (looking for sponsors but be prepared just in case)  Building Applications 101 for IT Professionals and Students  Blogging and Marketing = Hand and Glove (The POWER of Blogging)  Build your Remote Desktop Server  Hands on Lab – Build your RDP Server, File Shares  Tips, Tricks and endless ideas  What’s Next  Let it simmer for a couple weeks!  Follow-up Online Event – Developing your first app Sponsored By: BizSpark Accounts and Setup - Arrive early to get free codes – MUST Commit to building quality app(s) and using Azure to get CODE! Activate BizSpark and Windows Azure Account (if not already done) Setting Up Your Azure Environment {Dan} BuildYourBiz.org #2, #3, if time, start #4 (finish at home) - Becoming An Entrepreneur Build Your Business While You Build Your Career

3  Software 3 years free software/Development Tools Windows Azure Credits $200 first month/$150 thereafter  Support Professional technical and product support Unique offers from Network Partners  Visibility Profile, Offers and Events Connection to the ecosystem Opportunities for showcase, visibility (events, social media) Is your startup: Developing Software? Privately held? Less than 5 years old? Making less than US $1M in annual revenue?

4  Software 3 years free software/Development Tools Windows Azure Credits $200 first month/$150 thereafter  Support Professional technical and product support Unique offers from Network Partners  Visibility Profile, Offers and Events Connection to the ecosystem Opportunities for showcase, visibility (events, social media) Is your startup: Developing Software? Privately held? Less than 5 years old? Making less than US $1M in annual revenue? Microsoft is giving you plenty, they expect… 1)Build Windows or WP apps on MS platform 2)Build Infrastructure on Azure Need Your PROMISE!!!! To Get the Codes!!! More Details later Show of hands… You Promise! Codes are only for businesses that are already doing these things ;) So.. If you are not going to do this don’t take a code

5 STEP-BY-STEP …  Follow Instructions from #2  Change the “Enrollment Code” to the code on your contact card THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL. If you do not do this, it will take 5 days or never, to activate your benefits  The code that is auto-populated is NOT the correct code!!!  Company Name : (Software Development / Design company)  Not existing name unless it is a development company and in business for less than 2 years (benefits last three years)  Company URL : Must be “owned by you” or not owned by anyone so you can take it. You may also use an Azure domain such as  just make sure it is not already in use before you submit. If it is already there, and does not meet requirements, application will be rejected  Business Description : Must show you are a software development company  Before SUBMITTING application: please let us look at it to make sure application is filled out properly (including code). Failure to follow instructions EXACTLY could cause a rejection!!!  When finished, Move on to #3  When finished, Move on to #4 

6 COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS What You Get  A New Business that can generate money!  Career advancement through great technologies you develop for your “Day Job”  MSDN Subscription ( about $15K of software)  Free Cloud Infrastructure with $150 of Windows Azure each month for 3 years  Free Training, support and resources  Exposure and training on the latest and greatest technologies  More… See “BizSpark” slide What You Promise Microsoft  Learn about new Cloud (Azure) Technologies  Learn about new Windows Technologies  Build one or more quality apps (100 downloads)  Leverage your new infrastructure in Window Azure Show of Hands… Reaffirm your COMMITMENT? Show of Hands… Who is NOT?

7 BUILD YOUR CAREER WHILE YOU BUILD YOUR BUSINESS!!!  How would your employer respond if you came up with a solution to…  deliver a new product line to your customers?  What if it brought in an additional $500k or $2M in annual revenue?  greatly improve customer satisfaction?  massively improve customer loyalty?  reduce the time or money needed to deliver products and services?  How would it impact your career at your job now?  How might it impact your ability to find a new job if you had it on your resume?  How would your family feel about you earning an additional $35,000 a year?  How about replacing your income completely?  How about doubling your current income? or more?  What would you do? Invest in college fund, retirement fund, buy toys, pay off house, other? DO IT for your Career; Do it for your Family!!! Start Now! … We are all busy, but what is really important in life? We are talking about YOUR Business and YOUR future! Set Goals How much time? What you want to get out of it? Set some time aside each week… 2 hours? 4 hours? At lunch? Before Work? Put it on the calendar Weekly Recurring Don’t let anyone steel YOUR TIME!!! … or your dreams! Think about your company/job; what can you do to help them? – Write it down!

8 STRATEGIC THINKING  What applications or services could your company benefit from?  Do some brainstorming…Think outside the box!  How can you deliver services faster?  How can you increase customer satisfaction or retention?  What are current pain points for…  Customers?  Partners?  Employees?  What new services (think cloud; think mobile) might your company be able to benefit from?  Keep thinking along these lines; anytime you have downtime… Driving; on an elevator; waiting; on a boring conference call


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