I'm not sure if you are aware of this or not, but Microsoft has launched a new service/program called BizSpark.
BizSpark is basically a kind of sponsorship program offered to startup companies working with the MS Technology stack. They offer free access to their MSDN Subscription service for up to 3 years while you meant their restrictions and stick to their TOS.
For our small company this has been a God send. I can finally get access to the development tools I need to launch our service!
Thanks Microsoft for giving back to the community!