Got an idea for an awesome WP7 application?  Well, get writing it before the end January 2012 and you can earn points (and we all know that points make prizes) in addition to the riches your app could generate in the marketplace.

More details from our good buddy, Paul

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And of course you can get access to all the developer tools you need for free .

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If you need somewhere to version control your code and help manage your project then have a look at the fantastic Team Foundation Service Preview

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Need some help?

Then grab a free eBook here

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or watch some videos on Channel 9 here

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And of finally, go and treat yourself to a new Nokia Lumia for Christmas Smile

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Rich