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Develop App For Windows 8 and Win a Windows Slate

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We’re excited about what Windows 8 means to developers. Broad reach, excellent tools, amazing user experience and a world-class store make Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity ever. We want to help you take advantage of this opportunity & give you a chance to win a free slate!

Here’s how it works:

  • Profile and register your app (send us an email at for details on how to register and profile)
  • Create a Windows 8 Metro style application
  • Attend a Windows 8 Excellence lab and demo your application (there are both local labs and online labs)
  • After your demo, email your name and the date of your demo to

PLEASE NOTE: If you attended an Excellence lab prior to the start date of this promotion but would like to receive a Sweepstakes entry for submitting an application, please send an email to with your name and the message “Please enter me into the Windows 8 Drawing”.

The “Build It to Win It” Challenge will award FIVE Samsung Series 7 Slate Touch Tablets at the end of the sweepstakes period on June 30, 2012.

For more details, please see the official rules.

To help you get started:

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