SwissChecklist

Checklist: Applying for the Microsoft.net Swiss Innovation Award

Use this checklist to apply to the Microsoft.net Swiss Innovation Award given at the Tech-Days in Switzerland.
  • Ensure You can Apply

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  • Do you meet the general criteria

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    Basic Criteria
    • Uses .net Technology
    • Innovative and adequate use of the technology
    • Complexity of the solution (mix of technologies)
    • Business relevancy of the solution
    • Volumes supported by the solution (number of users, number of transactions etc.)
    • Intuitivityā€¯ and elegance of the end-user experience

    Other notes
    • Do not have to excel in every criterion presented above to have a chance to win an award: Exceeding in one criteria may be enough to win.
    • Do not necessarily need to be productively deployed, however, need to be in an advanced, demo-able stage of development.
  • You will be present at the Tech-Days

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    The award is given at the Tech-Days, if you're not there, you cannot receive the award.
  • Your solution uses one or more of the newest .net technologies

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    • Has been developed on any (one or more) of the following, newest ** Microsoft .NET technologies:
      • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and higher
      • Microsoft Silverlight 3 and higher
      • Windows Azure
      • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
      • Microsoft Surface SDK
      • Microsoft XNA
    • Are at least in an advanced, demo-able stage of development.
    • Has not received a Microsoft Switzerland award within the past 2 years.
  • If you apply for Startup Of The Year, meet this criteria...

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    • Actively engaged in development of a software-based product or service that will form a core piece of its current or intended business.
    • Privately held
    • In business for less than 3 years
    • Less than US $1 million in annual revenue
  • Ensure you can enter everything before the deadline, March 7, 2010

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  • Prepare for Applying

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  • If in any way possible: Create a video showing your solution

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  • Fill in the form that you can download here

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  • Apply

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  • Send in all the material to the people in charge

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    Your contact in 2010: Microsoft Switzerland Developer & Platform Group
  • Verify at min 2 days before deadline, that it arrived

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  • If you won, prepare for the evening

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    If you win, you will be informed in advance so you can prepare.
  • Prepare presentation for the award evening

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  • Prepare a press release for the local newspapers

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    The local papers will print your press release, because it's from a local company. Make the text non-technical, just underlining the achievement and the award.
  • Prepare a short press release for news feeds

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    Prepare a short release for immediate publication right after the award (Twitter and other news feeds)
  • Prepare an extensive press release for technical publications

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  • Prepare your website, so you will be able to publish photos immediately

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  • Get the award and publish it

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  • Remember to bring your own Photographer so you have Photos immediately

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  • Take the award, and show your presentation

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  • Publish the prepared news ASAP

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  • Apply the logo "Winner of..." to your product

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