Microsoft for Startups

Learn what’s possible on the Microsoft Cloud.

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Microsoft Cloud Solutions

Web Apps

Create and deploy web applications that scale with your business.


Deliver innovation faster with simple, reliable tools for continuous delivery.


Build apps faster, focusing on innovation instead of infrastructure management.


Gather, store, process, analyze, and visualize data of any variety, volume, or velocity.

AI Platform

AI productivity for every developer and every scenario


Develop and manage your containerized applications faster with integrated tools.

Business Applications

Fuel business growth by bringing together enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and cloud services.

Microsoft Power Apps

Drive innovation and solve business challenges by empowering everyone in your organization to quickly build professional-grade, low-code apps.

Azure Basics

Azure gives you the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your preferred tools and frameworks.

Azure resource groups

Learn about management scopes and resource groups in Azure

Azure portal walk-through

Take a tour of Azure Portal features, services and customization options

Managing your resources

Use resource groups to organize your resources, protect them, and enforce standards

Introduction to Azure from AWS

Understand key similarities and differences between Azure and AWS

Azure high-level architecture

Explore the physical architecture of Azure, how redundancy is provided, and its service guarantees

Azure Services to AWS mapping

Map between Azure services and their AWS equivalents

Enterprise readiness

95% of Fortune 500 companies trust their business on Azure. Here are some resources to help you deliver your solutions to the world’s top enterprise customers:


Scale and elasticity fundamentals

Carefully architecting, designing, developing, and monitoring applications for scalability and elasticity is essential for your success. We recommend the following best practices for building scalable and elastic applications that dynamically handle loads and optimize deployments.

Security and privacy

If you’re targeting enterprise customers, security and privacy are critical considerations. Get security from the ground up, backed by a team of experts, and proactive compliance trusted by enterprises, governments, and startups. Microsoft’s Cloud platforms are ready for you to start building with tools, guidance, and best practices for security and privacy, as well as tools to help you attain the certifications you need for your application.

Monitoring, instrumentation and debugging

Microsoft Azure offers integrated monitoring and instrumentation capabilities to help you understand how your application runs. The following resources provide tools and guidance for monitoring infrastructure and DevOps pipelines.

Marketplace readiness

You can grow your business by partnering with Microsoft through the Azure Marketplace. Here are some helpful resources to help you publish and sell your application on Azure Marketplace.

Grow your knowledge

Here is a list of free resources to help you stay up to date.

Stay updated with new services, service health and more with the links below:


If you have a question or encounter an issue, either technical, business or regarding the Microsoft for Startups program, we can help. You can find a summary of all support options and how you can get in touch with us here.

Talks and Webinars

Get technical and business advice from Microsoft subject matter experts.


Join us for exciting sessions led by Microsoft's technical experts to learn through technical deep dives, demos, and live Q&A.

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Hear from startups in ecosystems around the world who are finding success partnering with Microsoft.

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