Do you have an awesome idea for an app on SharePoint or Office? If you live in the US, UK, Canada, Australia or India, build and submit your app and you could win big prizes in the Apps for Office and SharePoint Developer Contest. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 plus other great prizes; first prize winners will receive Xbox + Kinect bundles and more!  We would love to see some of our UK apps developers gaining global recognition through this competition so give it a go!

Why not build your killer Office or SharePoint Apps in the cloud with Windows Azure? Visit the Windows Azure Developer Center to find out how you can build your apps using any language, tool or framework.

If you want to build your app using the new Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 Preview, be sure to read Jay Schmelzer’s new post, “Building Apps With Visual Studio and Windows Azure”. In the post, he walks through how to get started building apps in the cloud using Visual Studio that will be hosted in Office 365 and Windows Azure Web Sites.