Provided by: Microsoft
Online freelance employment marketplace Nabbesh.com migrated its open source-based IT infrastructure from the Amazon Web services cloud-computing platform to Microsoft's Azure cloud environment after developing a positive, personal relationship with the Microsoft team. However, the benefits of the move were not purely technical. After joining Microsoft's BizSpark program for start-ups, the company also benefited financially, as well as in the areas of PR, networking and profile building. But there have also been other benefits to working with Microsoft: mainly in terms of networking and publicity. For example, Nabbesh.com has been invited to participate in a number of the software vendor's events and Khazen Baz has even been asked to speak at two of them.