Software development is the key to growing an industry and to sustaining success.
But as the world’s largest software company, Microsoft has been slow to make software development easier for smaller companies.
In the past, it has made it difficult to develop new software, or to find qualified software engineers for new projects.
But it has also been able to improve its business model by creating and paying for software development tools, and it has been able more effectively to hire and train developers for new software projects.
With the recent announcement of a $100 million software development fund, Microsoft hopes to change that.
“We’re committed to helping small businesses build the software and services that they need to grow,” says Paul Giamatti, the company’s senior vice president for software.
“This fund will provide critical capital to small companies that are building software and supporting businesses that are growing.”
The fund will invest in software development software, hardware and other components that will help startups and small businesses to scale and expand their business.
Companies will be able to apply to the fund, which will be used to fund software development for a set number of years, and Microsoft will award grants based on the company that has the most successful applications.
The program will be focused on software and software-related technologies that have a strong potential for growth.
For example, the fund will be invested in a range of technologies for cloud computing, and software that enables organizations to manage cloud resources.
It will also focus on cloud-based applications that can be used by businesses, as well as the potential of new cloud technologies that can help to deliver new business value to businesses.
Microsoft is also going to work with small businesses, who have traditionally been excluded from the software development funding program.
Giamatti says the fund is also designed to support software developers who are creating software to support businesses that will become profitable.
“In the last 10 years, we have seen tremendous growth for small businesses,” he says.
“They have grown from just 3% of the world software market in 2000 to 35% today.
The average size of a company today is $10 million.
We believe that there is enormous opportunity for these companies to become profitable in a digital world.”
The program’s launch is just the latest in a series of investments by Microsoft that it has in recent years.
It has made investments in software and other technologies that will be important to future growth of its business, and the company has recently started to take a more proactive role in helping small and medium-sized companies develop software.
In October, the first batch of new software products were released for its Xbox platform, the new version of which was unveiled on November 15.
That software is designed to make it easier for people to use and share games and apps across devices.
Microsoft also announced last year that it would begin paying developers who create games and applications for Windows to share their revenue with the company.
The new Windows 10 version of Windows 10, released on November 24, will be built by Microsoft.
Gizmodo has reached out to Microsoft for comment.