image_thumb[7] We're in the middle of a competition for partners or individuals to build apps for the new Office and SharePoint. With the new model of creating, selling, distributing and running apps in Office, and the creation of the new Office Store to promote apps, there's plenty of potential for developers to create new apps that are available for the hundreds of millions of potential users. And the competition is open to Australian developers too.

Ideas for Office app developers in education

If you want ideas for education apps for Office, to get your creative ideas flowing, take a look at Building education applications for Office, Office 365 for education and SharePoint.

 

Prizes for building Office and SharePoint apps

The top app in the competition will win US$10,000, plus lots of promotional activities in partnership with the Office team, including getting to be a featured app on the Office Store and Office blog. And some support and consultation to help you with your next app!

There are an additional 15 winners, who get a Kinect and Xbox, plus promotion for their apps. And then finally 100 further prizes of a Microsoft Mouse or equivalent (see the prizes here)

The closing date is 20th December, so you've got a few weeks to get your act/app together and submit your entry.

Learn MoreRead more about the competition, and find out how to enter