MSDN Flash - February 14, 2011 - Volume 15, Number 3

February 14, 2011 - Volume 15, Number 3
Editorial

Sanna Kuusisto

Dear Readers,

Microsoft has just launched a new Microsoft Switzerland Awards strategy to focus all awards under one concept.
 
To maximize impact of the awards given to our committed and innovative of partners and customers, Microsoft presents each year following two official awards:

» Microsoft Switzerland Technology Innovation Award at TechDays conference

» Microsoft Switzerland Partner of the Year Award at Connection Days conference

Purpose of the Technology Innovation Award is to recognize people and teams that have developed an outstanding project based on any of the following Microsoft technologies: .NET Framework 4, Silverlight 4, Windows Azure, Windows Phone 7, SharePoint Server 2010 and XNA. Evaluation criteria include innovative use of the technology, complexity, business relevancy, volumes supported, and elegance of the end-user experience.

The Technology Innovation Award 2011 will be presented at TechDays 2011 Basel on May 2, 2011. All the awarded projects will receive a free 2-days entry ticket to the conference. The best project(s) will be awarded the Microsoft Switzerland Technology Innovation Award 2011, will receive a trophy, an official winner’s emblems, as well as broad publicity.

Read more and submit your application by April 17, 2011: www.microsoft.ch/technologyaward.

 

Good luck for the competition,

Sanna Kuusisto
Developer Audience Marketing Team Lead - Developer & Platform Group Switzerland


 
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