After a few stumbles (all our fault) we finally got hold of our MSDN Subscription. We’ve quickly downloaded Visio 2007 (Design), Visual Studio 2008 Team System (Design, Development, Testing and Source Control) and SQL Server 2008 and we are hard at work developing our first project.
We now need to find a hosting solution. Our preference is to use the Azure Services Platform hosting service to allow us to scale our service as needed however it’s seems almost impossible to get hold of a Windows Azure Token. Our choice of hosting solution will have to be made when we are ready to put up a private beta.