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Tomorrow may be the last day to snag the early bird upgrade price on Windows 8 Pro, but students have a bit of wiggle room going forward.

For whatever reason if you were planning on upgrading your PC to Windows 8 Pro, you should do it now and lock in that sweet $40 upgrade fee, because it goes up to $200 for Pro. However, students can wing it for $69.99 starting February 1st in the US with staggered roll outs depending on your location.

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We previously covered this contest just over a month ago, and the response the Windows Phone team have had from student developers is really impressive. 20 students have already received a special "Mango" device to aid them in unleashing their creations. 

There are still 30 "Mango" handsets to be won by students for great prototypes. Here's how you can enter:

  1. Make sure you’re registered for DreamSpark
  2. Download and install Expression Studio Ultimate and the new Mango Windows Phone Developer Tools (available free as a member of DreamSpark)
  3. Get the free Sketchflow Template for Windows Phone and create a Sketchflow mock-up of your app
  4. Post the Sketchflow mock-up somewhere online and tweet out the link using the hash tag #WPAppItUp
  5. We will review all prototypes and will contact the developers who submit the best ones and send them a special Mango developer device
Be sure to check out all the submissions on the official blog post. We've also linked Achia's entry (Colorful Sketch) below too.

Source: Windows Phone Developer Blog, thanks Achia for the heads up!

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Student Developers Mango competition

Attention student developers! In light of the recent announcement for the early developer access to the next Windows Phone major update (codenamed Mango), The WP7 team is also giving away 50 Mango powered handsets to really make this summer something special.

Here's what you need to do to be eligible to win one of the free Mango handsets:

  1. Make sure you’re registered for DreamSpark
  2. Download and install Expression Studio Ultimate and the new Mango Windows Phone Developer Tools (available free as a member of DreamSpark)
  3. Get the free Sketchflow Template for Windows Phone and create a Sketchflow mock-up of your app
  4. Post the Sketchflow mock-up somewhere online and tweet out the link using the hash tag #WPAppItUp
  5. We will review all prototypes and will contact the developers who submit the best ones and send them a special Mango developer device

For more information, see the official article via the link below (also grab a copy of the Windows Phone SDK beta 2 if not already installed).

Source: WindowsTeam Blog

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