If you spend your days developing web applications and websites based on Microsoft technologies you may have an opportunity to get some free software and some free marketing. Microsoft has announced its WebsiteSpark program.

Similar to DreamSpark, a program for students, and BizSpark, a program for entrepreneurs, WebsiteSpark is designed to support individual web developers and designers, or companies with fewer than 10 employees with their business development activities and a few years of few software to boot.

This is a three year program during which you get lots of free software and marketing. At the end of the three years, you only pay US$ 100. After three years, you can continue using the software at special rates.

For more info, read the whole story here: http://www.cmswire.com/cms/web-development/microsoft-websitespark-as-close-to-open-source-as-they-get-005635.php or join up at the Microsoft site at: http://www.microsoft.com/web/websitespark/WebPro/Signup.aspx