If you are working on an app, or trying to build a company using the cloud, mobile, or any other device you have laying around the house, you may want to check out this new Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure. It's the second in what is looking to be a series of Accelerators that help startups partner up with Microsoft mentors, Microsoft stack technology and a global network of advice-givers, information and networks.

Here's the application, so try it out. As Scott Guthrie says on his blog yesterday:

As the first class approaches Demo Day on January 17th, I’m happy to announce that today we are opening applications for the second class of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure. The second class will begin on April 1,2013 and conclude with Demo Day on June 26, 2013.

If you are currently working at a startup or considering founding your own company, I encourage you to apply. We’re accepting applications through February 1st, 2013. You can find more information about the Accelerator and the application process here.

It’s been truly inspiring to work with the current class of startups. This inaugural class has brought with them incredible energy and innovation and I look forward to reviewing the applications for this next class.

If you have any questions, you can join the Microsoft Accelerator Facebook Page, as well as the Microsoft BizSpark Facebook Page. You can tweet at us at @msaccel or @bizspark.  Your community manager is @douglascrets on Twitter.

Thanks, and good luck.