Win $100,000 from Microsoft!

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Win $100,000 from Microsoft!

Do you write Windows Applications?  Microsoft is holding a contest for Tablet PC developers.  You can even write your application on any desktop running XP.  Here are the details straight from the source:

Think mobile. Win big.
If you are an independent solutions vendor (ISV), you’ve spent most of your professional life waiting for an opportunity like this—and now it’s here. The question is: Are you up for the challenge? Microsoft, HP and PC Magazine invite you to put your genius to the test to create the next killer Application for the most mobile PC ever, the Tablet PC. Create the best mobile Application, and you could win US$100,000! Even if you don’t win the Grand Prize, there are additional cash Prizes totaling US$65,000 still on the table.

1. You do not need a Tablet PC to start coding today! The Tablet PC Platform SDK application development can be done on a standard Windows XP desktop. The SDK provides the Tablet PC pen and ink runtime DDLs, APIs, documentation and samples to assist you in integrating pen and ink components into existing or new Windows applications. To get started, you can download the latest SDK here.

2. All Contest Applications must run on Windows Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 by the end of the Contest and during the judging process. To download the latest builds, join private newsgroups and provide product feedback, please email

3. Microsoft, HP and PC Magazine will never own the Intellectual Property associated with your application—and you will never have to send one piece of code to Microsoft! This application is yours to keep and market as you choose. So enter now. You could be the next Tablet PC superstar and on your way to fame and fortune!

To see examples of existing Tablet PC Applications, please go here.

The original contest link is:


Barry J. Doyle




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