Microsoft Research Project Hawaii is a collaboration with Microsoft and all other universities across the world. Project Hawaii enables students to develop inventive cloud-enhanced mobile applications. Students at participating universities can use Windows Phone for accessing a set of innovative cloud services and Windows Azure for computation and data storage. Project Hawaii provides the tools, services, and mobile-plus-cloud platforms that students need to create their applications; students bring their creativity and imagination.

Cloud Services offered by Project Hawaii

Relay Service: The Hawaii Relay Service provides a relay point in the cloud that mobile applications can use to communicate.

Rendezvous Service: The Hawaii Rendezvous Service is a mapping service from well-known human-readable names to endpoints in the Hawaii Relay Service.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Service: The Hawaii Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in the Cloud service takes a photographic image that contains some text and returns the text.

Speech to Text Service: The Hawaii Speech to Text service takes a spoken phrase and returns text.

To Connect your Windows Phone 7 device to Windows Azure. Use the Windows Azure toolkit for Windows Phone 7 to build Windows Phone 7 applications that leverage cloud services running in Windows Azure.

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