Microsoft Start Up Programme
For all who came to last MiniBar here is a collection of links leading to resources Mircosoft provides for those in the web start up community. ISV Empower Programme , Windows Live Dev, Startup Accelerator.
In particular the ‘Empower Programme’ seems helpful as it provides ‘all the software you need for five developers, as well as managed newsgroup support and a telephone advisory service, for a 12-month period’. What that means is that you safe cost and get decent expertise and last but not least the deal with MS brings some added publicity and this is what every start up likes.