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Submit an Application on Windows Azure and Win

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Contestants submitted a link to their Azure app and five winners won an Intel® i7 laptop! Winning entries are also receiving great exposure through The Code Project and partners.

Contestants submitted a screenshot of their Azure app and five entrants won an Intel® i7 laptop. The winning entries also is receiving great exposure through The Code Project and partners.

Windows Azure

Here are some examples:

The contest ran from June 1st 2010, to August 31st 2010.


Spenta Street Care
DataFace DataFace
Avalara GeoSalesTax
Modularis MCIS

Here's How Entrants Won

They built their app, took a screen shot, and sent it to

At the end of the contest we chose from best apps and the winners received an Intel® i7 laptop!

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What was Won

Intel i7 laptop

  • Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor with 1.60GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.80GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM)
  • 500GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive (SATA)
  • Nvidia GeForce GT 230M with up to 2815MB
  • Additionally, winners could possibly gain exposure with MTBC and other Code Project partners that could result in: Application marketing and exposure, Technology licensing, Customer/supplier relationships, and additional exposure in the marketplace.

Prizes were awarded based on how tightly an entry adhered to the conditions of entry, including: Focus and scope, overall quality, coherence, and structure. We're partnering with Metroplex Technology Business Council and their Windows Azure TechQuest Program, as it drives a supportive business environment for all technology companies. TechQuest is a program of the Metroplex Technology Business Council, the largest technology trade association in the Southwest. The program gives small technology companies, university researchers and technology entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their technology-based ideas and business plans to a major U.S. “Technology Innovation Seeker” companies. Metroplex Technology Business Council will help determine prize winners.

The Rules

  1. Submissions were sent to within contest deadlines
  2. Finalists determined by Metroplex Technology Business Council / The Code Project

This challenge is from The Code Project, an independent third-party company not affiliated with Microsoft, and is not a Microsoft offering.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Azure is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.


Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. The contest begins on June 1st 2010, and runs until August 31st 2010 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted to in order to qualify.
  2. Apps must follow the guidelines listed above.
  3. Apps must focus on state and local government solutions
  4. Apps must be on Azure
  5. No cheating, lying, stealing code, swashbuckling, or rustling.
  6. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  8. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  9. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree (with your permission) Microsoft may promote winners.
  10. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Apps winners will be decided based on how tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including: Focus and scope, overall quality, coherence, and structure.


This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of The Code Project or of Microsoft or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winner

All entries will be to submitted to Finalists will be determined by Metroplex Technology Business Council. In addition, all entries will be reviewed by judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined by the judges, after taking into consideration which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth below.

Judging Criteria

  • How tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, and relevance to state and local government solutions
  • Quality of solution and how it leverages Windows Azure solutions
  • Overall article quality, coherence, and structure

How to Enter

Entry is by the normal article submission process or as described above. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting your entry.

Lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries will be disqualified. Any entry containing content that The Code Project deems objectionable for any reason will be disqualified. All decisions of The Code Project with respect to any aspect of the competition, including, without limitation, the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this competition. The Code Project reserves its right to modify the Rules.

All entries become the property of The Code Project who assumes no responsibility for lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, e-mail or any computer errors or malfunctions. No correspondence will be entered into with entrants.

The Code Project does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of The Code Project in its sole discretion, the competition is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the competition is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond its control, The Code Project reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the competition including cancelling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible entries. The Code Project reserves its right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the competition or to be acting in violation of the Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. The Code Project reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law for any attempts to deliberately damage the competition web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this competition. The Code Project shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the competition including any damage to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this competition or from downloading any material from the competition website where applicable.

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1 Jun - 31 Aug 2010