Thank you to everyone for your very creative entries and best of luck with your applications!
Write some code with Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2005, put the Shareware Starter Kit Beta through its paces and just maybe you’ll win a $1000 airfare voucher, hotel accomodations and tickets to attend PDC05.
The Shareware Starter Kit is a sample application that implements the common features in shareware applications. The Shareware Starter Kit includes sample components that show integrated e-commerce using
PayPal, secure product activation, product registration, error reporting, and more using Web services.
In order to enter this contest you will need to build an application using Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 and a beta of the Shareware Starter Kit and submit them to Channel 9.
Don't have beta 2 of Visual Studio 2005? Instructions on how to get it are available
Need the Shareware Starter Kit Beta? We have that for you in
How do you enter? Once you’ve built your killer app, return to Channel 9 and visit the
Shareware Contest Forum and select new topic. Just follow the instructions on the form submitting the binaries of your application in the form of a zip file along with a a screenshot of your application.
For an example of a properly packaged submission, you can download a zip file containing the SimpleExplorer sample application that comes with the starter kit, from here.
We will be accepting entries until August 12, 2005 and the winners will be announce on Monday, August 15th, 2005.