Devhammer's Den

Jan 22, 2013

Quick Hits Issue 1: Ultimate Experience and the Return of Rock Paper Azure

Starting a new series of posts with announcements of interesting stuff for app developers...

Generation App Ultimate Experience

If you haven't yet signed up for Generation App, here's another good reason to do so:

clip_image001Win the Ultimate Experience ∙ Make an App and Go Backstage

Want to win the chance to visit Microsoft Studios meet the Windows 8 Games Studios team and join the developers in a coding session? Publish your app(s) in the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store and fill out the form at to enter.  Even if you don’t win the ultimate backstage pass, you could still qualify for other rewards!

The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is Back!

I'm a bit behind on this one, but you still have time to enter if you cards, a Microsoft Surface device, and an XBOX 360 are among the prizes at stake:

Get Started Now…


Get Your Windows Azure Account
Don't have one? Get your FREE trial here or activate your MSDN Subscription benefit that includes Azure access.


Build and Test Your Bot
Download the bits and start building a killer bot that's ready to battle the competition. Check out the Get Started page for more details. You can enter a simple sample bot, or test your strategic coding skills by building a more advanced bot.


Play the Game
Enter your bot in the Challenge for your chance to win. You have until 2:00 pm Eastern Time on January 25th to enter the contest.

Get started today, visit


Tags: Generation App, Windows Azure, Announcements

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