I must admit I am terribly impressed by Microsoft opening the BizSpark program to startups. Especially right now, with the economy in the dumps. Yes, I develop Microsoft solutions, almost exclusively, but this is more about enabling and nurturing small business and microbusiness. Every software developer harbors the dream to build a killer application. Now, even a small business owner who's harbored the same dream can invest in their idea too. With free software to base the startup on, all they need now is a developer. I'd love to hear about any partnerships or success stories that grow from this Microsoft program. Primarily, so that I can cheer them on.