MSDN is having a great contest with great prizes to be won for 5 weeks. Check it out!
What is this contest about?
We are looking out for the best Orchard on the Windows Azure platform, literally. Orchard CMS is a free, open source content management system that allows users to rapidly create web sites on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. It is built on a flexible extensibility framework that enables developers and customizers to provide additional functionality through extensions and themes.
What attractive prizes do I stand to win?
We will be picking the best Orchard on a weekly basis during the duration of this contest. The best Orchards stand to win the following:
|Week 1||Arc Touch Mouse + Arc Keyboard|
Wireless Xbox controller
|Week 3||Crumpler Bag|
Microsoft Sidewinder X3 + X4 (mouse + keyboard)
|Week 5||USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive|
And everyone who enters will also receive a RM10 Starbucks Gift Voucher*!
HOWTO: Orchard CMS on Windows Azure
Step 1: Go to Orchard CMS web application page on Windows Web App Gallery
Step 2: Install Orchard CMS on your local computer, and explore what and how to customize.
Step 3: Use your creative imagination and innovation to customize your Orchard website to the best-looking Orchard site. You wouldn’t want it to look as plain as the following:
Step 4: Once you have tested your customized Orchard website on your local machine, it’s time to deploy it on Windows Azure platform. Full tutorial can be found here.
Step 5: Report your customized Orchard CMS website by telling us its URL on Windows Azure. For example, http://orchardville.cloudapp.net.