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Win great prizes after each 24 Hours of PASS Session in the “#SQLDenali / #24HOP Challenge!”We are very excited about the 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview event and want to give all of you the opportunity to win free SQL Server gifts by answering questions we will ask in the “#SQLDenali / #24HOP Challenge” being held on the @SQLServer Twitter account at the end of each 24 Hours of PASS Session (about 55-59 minutes after each hour). We will send a tweet out five minutes before each question to give you time to be ready. Each contest question will be related to the session that you have just finished watching.Be sure to read the full contest rules below to participate. Here is a quick reference guide on how to get involved:
Meet the Engineers of SQL Server Code Name "Denali" and ask them the hard questionsEver wanted to know the answer to the unanswerable question? Wondered why we choose to develop a feature a certain way? Or you simply want to get ahead of the rest by understanding the details behind the new features coming in SQL Server Code Name "Denali"?Then join us for a chat discussion with the engineers of SQL Server who are working hard on the next version of SQL Server. Presented by: SQL Server Engineering TeamLinks for each live chat session:Sept. 07, 2011 – 5-6pm PST: https://swrt.worktankseattle.com/webcast/7130/preview.aspxSept. 08, 2011 – 5-6pm PST: https://swrt.worktankseattle.com/webcast/7131/preview.aspx
#24HOP / #SQLDENALI CHALLENGE - OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:These are the official rules that govern how #24HOP / #SQLDenali Challenge (“Challenge”) promotion will operate. This promotion will be simply referred to as the “Challenge” throughout the rest of these rules. In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of the Challenge. “You” refers to an eligible Challenge entrant. WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES? This Challenge starts at 8:00 a.m. ET on Sept 7, 2011 and ends at 9:00 p.m. ET on Sept 8, 2011 (“Entry Period”). The Entry Period consists of 24 separate Prize Periods as futher described below. CAN I ENTER?You are eligible to enter this Challenge if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:This contest is open to IT Professionals who are participating in the free 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview event. . Details of the event are available here.
This Challenge is void wherever prohibited by law.
HOW DO I ENTER? At approximately 8:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, the 24 Hours of PASS sessions begin for a 12 hour period ending at 8:00 p.m. ET and begins again on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. ET through 8:00 p.m. ET.At the end of each 24 Hours of PASS session (at approximately 58-59 minutes past each hour) a new trivia question regarding SQL Server Code Name “Denali” will be posted online on the @SQLServer Twitter account. To enter, you must do all of the following:
The first person to correctly tweet a correct reply to each question will win the prize described below.We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason, or for entries that do not include both the #24hop and #SQLDenali hashtags, or do not provide the full name of the product or feature in the answer.We will automatically disqualify:
WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS ARE YOU AGREEING TO BY ENTERING THIS CHALLENGE?By entering this Challenge you agree:
WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS CHALLENGE IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED?This Challenge will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Challenge.
WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE CHALLENGE CAN’T RUN AS PLANNED?If cheating, a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Challenge, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Challenge. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Challenge, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Challenge. If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Challenge by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Challenge, so please play fairly.HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT WHO WON?To find out who won, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 8, 2011 with the subject line: “#24HOP / #SQLDenali Challenge Winners List”.
WHO IS SPONSORING THIS CHALLENGE?Microsoft CorporationOne Microsoft WayRedmond, WA 98052