On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 16:00, Steve Richter <stephenrichter@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
from Java. Now MSFT is starting to give away Windows Server, SQL
Server and Visual Studio for the running of low end production
applications: http://www.microsoft.com/web/websitespark/ Â How will
the DB2 and Oracle databases Âbe able to turn a profit when MSFT is
willing to compete so aggresively?

Like DreamSpark, this only applies to a select few start-up and small
Businesses. Also, membership in the WebsiteSpark program is limited to
three years - after that you'll either have to pay the licenses for
the products, or stop using them.

WebsiteSpark not aimed at IBM or Oracle, it's aimed at small Web
developing shops that are currently running LAMP (Linux, Apache,
MySQL, PHP) setups.

Like the ActionPack or the Partner Program, they're aimed at getting
IT companies to internally use Microsoft applications, so that their
solutions will also run on them.


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