October 24, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – UK hosting expert, Webfusion
, today announces it is a partner in Microsoft’s new WebsiteSpark programme, which gives eligible web development and design firms access to popular and current Microsoft software and solution licences at no up-front cost. The programme also showcases design and development capabilities and connects companies with partners via the WebsiteSpark Marketplace and other Microsoft networking vehicles to help drive new business.
Through Microsoft WebsiteSpark, Webfusion increases the availability of the Microsoft Web Platform to thousands of web professionals with technologies such as Microsoft Windows Web Server, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Expression and Microsoft SQL Server Web edition. The programme also provides the essential support and free online training needed to offer web site hosting on the Microsoft Web Platform.
Thomas Vollrath, CEO, Webfusion, says, “We want to offer our customers the best opportunities to take their businesses forward. By promoting the Microsoft WebsiteSpark programme, we will provide those looking to set up their web company with superior functionality, significant value and a huge opportunity to drive new business straight away.”
“Microsoft is pleased to have Webfusion as a partner in the WebsiteSpark programme,” says Brian Goldfarb, director of the Developer Platform Group at Microsoft Corp. “With WebsiteSpark, web professionals will now have the tools, training and resources they need to compete more effectively in their industry.”
To be eligible, a web design and development company must have the following characteristics at the time of joining:
- A professional service firm whose primary business is providing web development and design services for its clients.
- Consist of no more than ten members (including owners and employees)
Webfusion Ltd is one of the UK’s leading web hosting groups with 1.4 million hosted websites and 2.15 million registered domains. As one of the UK´s top registrars, the company registers every fifth .co.uk domain. Webfusion offers cost-effective, feature-rich hosting packages for a diverse customer-base - from web developers, designers and hobbyists to businesses with complex e-commerce operations. Webfusion’s customers benefit from market-leading security and service, including 24x7 technical support and state-of-the-art UK data centres. The group consists of www.webfusion.co.uk, www.123-reg.co.uk, www.donhost.co.uk and www.supanames.co.uk