Microsoft is the official Technology Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest. With this partnership, Microsoft will aid in the development of a new Eurovision Song Contest app in addition to providing technical solutions during the contest. Microsoft will be providing event volunteers with Windows Phones allowing utilization of Microsoft's Azure cloud services, and communication tool Yammer.
"We are very proud to have been selected as official technology partner for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. This unique and most compelling event gives us the opportunity to show how our innovations and technologies work and build the backend for mobile services, data exchange and communication across the world. Microsoft Azure cloud services, Lumia smartphones and apps as well as our Yammer communication platform contribute best possible to facilitate things and make this event unforgettable for every participant," says Georg Obermeier, General Manager of Microsoft Austria."
Perhaps the bigger news is that an official Eurovision Song Contest app is coming to Windows Phone for the first time.
The Eurovision Song Contest takes place on May 19, 21, and 23 at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria. We will follow up when that Windows Phone app goes live.