• BizSpark vs. Empower (Note: if you just hate everything Microsoft, now’s a great time to skip this post. 🙂 ) So what’s the difference between Microsoft Empower and Microsoft BizSpark (of which I’m now a Network Partner, meaning you can get in through me.)? I think it depends on your circumstances. I was in Empower – and found […] Bob Walsh One response November 8, 2008
  • 47Hats is now a Microsoft BizSpark Partner Over the last few days you may have heard of Microsoft’s new program for startups, BizSpark. I am now a BizSpark Network Partner, so if you are interested in taking advantage of what Microsoft is offering please contact me at bob.walsh@47hats.com (Please, include the word BizSpark in the subject so I can spot it quicker.) […] Bob Walsh 29 responses November 7, 2008
  • Show #4: Microsoft BizSpark and Balsamiq Mockups Show #4 of the Startup Success Podcast is out. This week we have an in-depth interview with Microsoft’s Larry Gregory on BizSpark, and I interview Peldi Guilizzoni the founder of Balsamiq Studios and creator of Balsamiq Mockups, a really cool Adobe AIR app that I and other startups have learned to love for mocking up […] Bob Walsh One response November 6, 2008
  • Leave the Abstract to Art by Sean Johnson According to the world’s brain (by which I mean Wikipedia in this case, not Google), abstraction in the context of computer programming is “to reduce and factor out details so that one can focus on a few concepts at a time.” I’ll explain how abstraction is so useful in software development with […] Bob Walsh 7 responses November 6, 2008
  • What President Obama means for microISVs This morning on the Business of Software forum someone started a thread “Obama won! Is his tax plan going to effect ISV? (sic) A lot of things were and will be said there, but one post by Steve McLeod who lives in Cologne, Germany caught my eye. He said about the U.S. election, in effect, […] Bob Walsh 3 responses November 5, 2008
  • MicroISV Digest The MicroISV Digest for the week ending November 3rd, 2008. (If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.) News and Announcements Thomas Holz (Easy2Sync) has started ISV Tube – new blog, collecting videos of interest to microISVs […] Bob Walsh One response November 3, 2008
  • Moving Day. I’m in the process of moving 47hats to a new web host: I can’t afford to wait for Alentus to resolve its problems. Initially I’d plan to move to wordpress.com but there were 3 catches: The feed: While I can list any old feed I want as a link in the sidebar at wordpress.com, there’s […] Bob Walsh One response November 2, 2008
  • Show #3: Microsoft Azure and accounting basics for microISVs Show #3 of the Startup Success Podcast is out: this week Pat and I focus on the news from the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference and I – and you – get a consultation on the core accounting/financial stuff you need to know for your startup or microISV from Mairtini NiDhomhnaill, Senior Vice President for the […] Bob Walsh No responses October 31, 2008
  • Which works better for a startup: a forum or a social network? ISV asked a really good question this morning over at the Business of Software forum: Would it be a good idea to consider using something like Ning instead of a forum? Anyone considered this? I think a lot depends on what you’re going to build a social network around, and how much time are you […] Bob Walsh 2 responses October 30, 2008
  • MicroISV Digest The MicroISV Digest for the week ending October 27th, 2008. (If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.) NOTE: due to repeated outages at the ISV for this site, I’m in the process of moving this blog […] Bob Walsh No responses October 27, 2008