You know what's great? More time! We are extending the deadline for your team to pass one of our Imagine Cup Challenge quizzes from January 15 to February 15. So if your team was interested in competing in our Windows 8 App Challenge, Windows Azure Challenge, or Windows Phone Challenge, you've got an extra month for at least one member of your team to beat the appropriate quiz.

We're doing this to better accommodate the variety of December/January holidays around the world. Different countries have different school breaks around this time of year and we wanted to ensure you could get back to school, regroup with your teams, and get your quiz taken without it falling right after holidays.

If you haven't met our Challenge Captains yet, you can read about them in my recent blog post. You'll also find a great video from Azure Challenge Captain Nick Harris about getting started with Windows Azure.

Thanks and enjoy the extra month! Remember, only one team member needs to pass a quiz for your whole team to be eligible to compete.

John Scott Tynes
Imagine Cup Competition Manager
Microsoft Academic Programs