Belfast, United Kingdom, December 03, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- catalyst2 - a UK web hosting provider for small and medium sized businesses has joined the WebsiteSpark program run by Microsoft. This new initiative focuses on visibility, support and software for professional Web Developers and Designers - at no upfront cost.
Meaning eligible "Web Pro's" will have access to test and production licences for :- Windows Web Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 Web Edition and applications such as Visual Studio® 2008 Professional Edition, Expression® Studio 3 and Expression® Web 3. This will significantly help in reducing the costs of developing and running a fully functional site on the Microsoft Platform. Web Pro’s also have access to a wide range of support, not only from the experienced catalyst2 team but also directly from Microsoft who provide two professional support incidents per program membership for break-fix issues and unlimited access to technical managed newsgroups on MSDN. There is also unlimited program support for non-technical issues and broad community support through partners and peers.
Jacob Colton, catalyst2 said "It is a great opportunity for web professionals who have been restricted by licensing costs to explore and develop their skills on the Microsoft Platform. The fact that Microsoft are helping cover the initial outlay for licences means that our managed dedicated servers are even better value for our customers."
Catalyst2 was started in 2000, with over 9 years experience in the Microsoft hosting platform supporting thousands of users websites and email, including many top brands such as NHS Plus, Flexifoil and Thomas Cook. Our UK based network has been built from the ground up, with a focus on redundancy, reliability and speed, providing a range of services, from single site hosting to bespoke dedicated hosting solutions. Based 100% in the UK, support is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone and email, helping ensure over 65% of all new clients come from personal recommendations.