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Team Y-Nots Wins Windows Azure Challenge at Imagine Cup 2013Imagine using the cloud to connect to your contacts’ physical location by updating your status. That’s what the Imagine Cup-winning app, Zoik It! does. The India-based Team Y-Nots won the Imagine Cup 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the Windows Azure Challenge and received $10,000. The local social networking app, Zoik It! uses Windows Azure and connects users in the same city who have similar interests and availability. The app allows users to quickly and easily connect with each other at physical locations by sharing status updates.
Team nLife from Ukraine received second place for their social platform called onQuests. Team LetssGo from China finished third for their cloud-powered app Get&Put.
Additionally, Windows 8 Challenge winner Team TeamNameException developed an interactive tour guide app using Windows Azure. Windows Phone Challenge winner Team vSoftStudio used Windows Azure for their Speak Reminder app. To learn more about this year’s winners and the world’s premier student technology competition, go to the Imagine Cup website.
Enterprise Cloud Technologies Showcased at Microsoft Partner ConferenceAt the annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), new enterprise cloud programs and technologies were the center of attention, as partners announced business solutions to help customers realize the benefits of cloud computing and big data. Several exciting announcements were made in support of the event.
For additional information on the news coming out of WPC, visit the Microsoft Partner Network Virtual Press Room.