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MICROSOFT 2010 SCRIPTING GAMES SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

 

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions. If you are participating in violation of your employer’s policies, you may be disqualified from entering or receiving prizes. Microsoft disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in compliance with the employer’s policies.

 

This Sweepstakes is hosted in the United States, and entry information is collected on computers in the United States. This Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes. If you do not agree with this provision and these Official Rules, please do not enter this Sweepstakes.

 

COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:

These are the official rules that govern how the Microsoft 2010 Scripting Games sweepstakes promotion will operate.  This promotion will be simply referred to as the “Sweepstakes” throughout the rest of these rules. 

 

In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of the Sweepstakes. “You” refers to an eligible Sweepstakes entrant. 

 

WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?

 

This Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on April 26, 2010, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on May 7, 2010 (“Entry Period”). The Entry Period contains 10 separate Daily Prize Periods. Each Daily Prize Period will begin at 12:01 AM PT and end at 11:59 PM PT on each weekday (Monday – Friday) during the Entry Period. 

 

Entries must be received within the Entry Period to be eligible.

 

CAN I ENTER?

 

You are eligible to enter this Sweepstakes if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:

 

·         You are NOT a resident of any of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.

 

o   PLEASE NOTE: U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries / regions are not eligible to participate.

 

·         You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and

 

·         You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and

 

·         You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and

 

·         If You are 18 of age or older, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this Contest. 

 

This Sweepstakes is void outside of the geographic area described above and wherever else prohibited by law.

 

HOW DO I ENTER?

 

To enter the Sweepstakes, visit http://bit.ly/2010sgall and follow the instructions to submit an entry into “2010 Scripting Games” event. You do not have to successfully complete the event; merely submitting an entry makes you eligible for the Sweepstakes.  

 

You may enter one time per Daily Prize Period, regardless of the number of  “2010 Scripting Games” entries that you submit each day. In addition, you will receive one entry into the overall Grand Prize drawing for each Daily Prize Period that you successfully enter. 

 

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.

We will automatically disqualify:

·         Any incomplete or illegible entry; and

 

·         Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described above.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZES

 

At the close of the Entry Period, we will randomly select three Grand Prize Winners as well as Daily Prize Winners to receive prizes as described below. 

  • Two (2) full conference passes to Tech·Ed 2010 North America ($2,195 value per conference pass); all other associated expenses such as travel and lodging are not included.
  • One (1) 15-minute phone conversation with Distinguished Engineer Jeffrey Snover.
  • Ten (10) licenses of PowerGUI Pro from Quest Software ($99.00 value per license).
  • Fifteen (15) licenses of PowerGadgets from Software FX ($99.00 value per license).
  • Ten (10) licenses of Portable PowerShell from ShellTools ( $50.00 value per license).
  • One (1) license of PrimalScript 2009 Universal from SAPIEN Technologies ($1,000 value).
  • One (1) license of PrimalScript 2009 Studio from SAPIEN Technologies ($539 value).
  • Two (2) licenses of PrimalScript 2009 from SAPIEN Technologies ($299 value per license).
  • Two (2) licenses of PrimalForms 2009 from SAPIEN Technologies ($149 value per license).
  • Two (2) Full Class on Disc Sets from SAPIEN Technologies (cover VBScript and Windows PowerShell) ($89.00 value per disc set).
  • Two (2) copies of Windows PowerShell 2.0:TFM ebook from SAPIEN Technologies ($34.99 value per book).
  • Two (2) copies of Managing VMware Infrastructure with Windows PowerShell: TFM ebook from SAPIEN Technologies ($33.99 value per book).
  • Two (2) licenses of PowerShell SSH Server from /n software ($999 value per license; single server license; single server, unlimited CPUs). 
  • Two (2) licenses of PowerShell Panel from /n software ($599 value per license; royalty-free license; one development workstation, royalty-free distribution). 
  • Two (2) licenses of PowerShell ASP from /n software ($249 value per license; single server license; single CPU server).
  • Fifteen (15) licenses of PowerShell Plus Professional Edition version 3.1 from Idera ($145 value per license).
  • Twenty (20) Dr. Scripto bobble head dolls ($12 value per bobble head).
  • Twenty-five (25) copies of Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices by Ed Wilson ($59.99 value per book).

In addition, at the close of the Entry Period, we will randomly select winners from among all eligible entries received to win.

 

We will only award one Daily Prize and one Grand Prize per person during the Entry Period.

 

If you are a potential winner, we will notify you by sending a message to the e-mail address, the phone number, or mailing address (if any) provided at time of entry within seven (7) days following the random drawing. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award the prize to an alternate, randomly selected winner. 

 

If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Sweepstakes . If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf.  If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select an alternate, randomly selected winner.

 

If you are confirmed as a winner of this Sweepstakes:

 

  • You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services. However, if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value; and

 

  • You may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we will award it to an alternate potential winner; and

 

  • If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize; and

 

  • If you are otherwise eligible for this Sweepstakes, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian on your behalf; and

 

  • Unless otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and / or terms and conditions. 

 

WHAT ARE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING?

 

Your odds of winning this Sweepstakes depend on the number of eligible entries we receive.

 

WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS ARE YOU AGREEING TO BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES?

 

By entering this Sweepstakes you agree:

 

·         To abide by these Official Rules; and

 

·         To release and hold harmless Microsoft,and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won; and

 

·         That Microsoft’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Sweepstakes; and

 

·         That by accepting a prize, Microsoft may use of your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Sweepstakes, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

 

WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED?

This Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes.  

 

WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE SWEEPSTAKES 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 Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes. 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 Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes.

 

If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, so please play fairly.

 

HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT WHO WON?

We will post the names of winners who received a prize worth $25.00 or more at http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy. This list will remain posted one month after May 7, 2010.

 

WHO IS SPONSORING THIS SWEEPSTAKES?

 

Microsoft  Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052