Seeking to expand global innovation and the utilization of Microsoft products and services, Microsoft has an ambitious program to support start-ups, not with capital, but with technical and consulting support. 

Last month in New York, I interviewed Dan'l Lewin, Corporate VP at Microsoft, who heads up the global initiative for emerging  businesses. 

He say that Microsoft is supporting a number of companies and is keen to help those in the "cloud" computing sector.  Earlier this month, we published an interview with Dan'l speaking about cloud computing.

The program's blog, the "Start-up Zone," has been publishing a number of stories by authoritative contributors, including Don Dodge.

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