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Microsoft Platform Ready Competition

How to Enter
What You Can Win

Share your experience with MPR! Did MPR help you as a developer or help your business? Tell us about it! Need to get started? Get your free Azure trial!

  • Send us a link to your blog, article, or video that explains how MPR helped you as a developer or a business. (see example)
Each month we'll award two prizes to the best blog, article, or video with a $100 gift card
Speed Up Your Time to Market

Whether you're building simple add-ins, rich client applications, complex client and server solutions or planning your future with cloud services, you can access training, support, testing and marketing resources to help you take your solution to market faster.

Develop

  • Gain exclusive access to developer resources when building your solutions on Microsoft technologies.

Test

  • Test your application’s compatibility with the NEW online testing tools.

Market

  • Drive sales with customized marketing toolkits and exhibit your solutions in Microsoft catalogs.
About Microsoft Platform Ready

Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) is designed to give you what you need to plan, build, test and take your solution to market. We’ve brought a range of platform development tools together in one place, including technical, support and marketing resources, as well as exclusive offers

Rules
  1. Must be an article or blog entry or video on how MPR helped a business or developer.
  2. The contest begins on Dec. 22, 2011 and will end May 31, 2012 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  3. Articles / blog entries / video entries must follow the submission guidelines above.
  4. No cheating, lying, stealing code, swashbuckling, or biting.
  5. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  7. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  8. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your member alias, article, code and any other submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project and/or Microsoft.

Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. Must be an article or blog entry or video on how MPR helped a business or developer.
  2. The contest begins on Dec. 22, 2011 and will end May 31, 2012 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  3. Articles / blog entries / video entries must follow the submission guidelines above.
  4. No cheating, lying, stealing code, swashbuckling, or biting.
  5. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  7. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  8. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your member alias, article, code and any other submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project and/or Microsoft.
  9. A reasonable US$ equivalent in lieu of the prize may also be awarded.
  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 email address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

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

Eligibility

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 any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

How to Enter

Entry is by the submission process described. Please read the submission requirements 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.

The Code Project assumes no responsibility for lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, email 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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