CTO Consults: Azure Technical Advisory for Cloud Application Development

Applies to: Microsoft for StartupsPartner

Get the technical tips you need to quickly get started and successfully develop your first app on Azure. Take advantage of the CTO Consult to receive customized guidance and answers to your questions about the capability and services of Azure. Whether you are new Azure development or new to the cloud, this consultation is designed for early stage startups and will help you start building your unique solution with Microsoft Azure. 

What is covered?

CTO Consults are optimized to help early stage startups with the tools to manage your free credits and provide guidance with Azure technical scenarios:

Tools for managing your free credits:

  • Sponsorship Usage – easily track your usage and spending

  • Cost Estimation - configure services and estimate the cost of your solution

Guidance with technology scenarios:

  • Virtual Machines– choose Linux or Windows; choose your own VM image or a preconfigured solution

  • Azure Marketplaceget help publishing your solution

  • Azure Redis Cache – power fast, scalable applications with high-throughput, low latency data access

  • App Service – build, deploy and scale web apps created in Java, ASP.NET, PHP, Node.js, Ruby and Python

  • Azure SQL Database – scale and replicate your data anywhere in the world

  • Azure Storage – get secure, scalable cloud storage for your data, apps and workloads

  • Container Instances – easily run containers on Azure without managing servers

  • Media Services – deliver high-quality video content anywhere, any time and on any device

Getting Started with a CTO Consult

CTO Consults are available to startups who receive the Microsoft for Startups Cloud Kit offer. Get started by completing a brief questionnaire. We will respond within one business day.

Submit a request now

Need additional help?

If you need assistance, here are additional support options:

Support Category


Azure Support
Break-fix support, hotfixes or troubleshooting

Open Source Support for Azure
Open source developer language technology in Azure

Azure Marketplace Publisher Support
Break fix support about Azure Marketplace or App Source

O365 Support
Break-fix support or troubleshooting

Visual Studio Support 
Break-fix support or help with your Visual Studio subscription

Dynamics 365 Support 
Break-fix support or troubleshooting

Microsoft Partner Network Support
Programs and membership questions

Need more help?
Find answers to frequently asked program questions

Check out the Microsoft for Startups FAQ