Over the past few months, I’ve been working with a lot of student and professional developers enabling them to take advantage of promotions for building applications for Windows 8 and Windows Phone, such as the ongoing Keep the Cash. If your head’s a bit more in the cloud – like the Windows Azure cloud – you might have felt a tad left out, but no longer!
The contest is actually a series of FIVE challenges, each lasting two weeks, but hurry the first challenge ends this Sunday, the 28th! Each challenge has you progress through a key feature or component of Windows Azure incorporating that into your own idea for a web application that will be hosted on Azure, and each step of the way, you provide a narrative of your journey – what you learned, how you leveraged specific features, etc.
Getting Started: April 15th – 18th
Build a website: April 29th – May 12th
Using SQL on Azure: May 13th – May 26th
Virtual Machines: May 27th – June 9th
Mobile access: June 10th – June 24th