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SBS2008

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Do you work in a Small to Medium Business (5 to 75 employees) operating in PA, NJ, MD, DE, VA, WV or the District of Columbia?

If you do, you may qualify to win a Technology Makeover for your business! Everything you need—brand new hardware, tons of software and a local Microsoft Partner to put it all together for you.

Welcome to the Microsoft Mid Atlantic SBS 2008 Technology Makeover Sweepstakes! This is your chance to win a complete overhaul of your network infrastructure, starting with the latest edition of Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2008 Premium edition on brand new server class hardware!

After the server is in place, we’ll upgrade as many as 10 desktops with the latest and greatest hardware, running Windows Vista Ultimate Edition and Office 2007 Professional, ergonomic keyboards and optical mice. There’s more coming, but right now the list looks like this:

 

·         One (1) SBS 2008 Premium Edition Server on Server Class Hardware with up to 75 Client Access Licenses. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) US  $15,000.00

·         One (1) Watch Guard Firewall Appliance ARV $2000

·         Up to 20 Desktop Computers. ARV  US $20,000.00

·         Up to 20 one year subscriptions to Windows Live One Care ARV $1,600

·         One (1) Laser Jet Printer. ARV US  $1000.00

·         Up to 20 Copies of Office 2007 Ultimate. ARV US $13,600.00

·         $5,000 or 50 hours of Partner services for installation and maintenance

·         One (1) UPS. ARV US $300.00

·         One year Business Class Broadband subject to availability ARV $1000

 

For the right business, this prize could change the very way you do business!

Most importantly, we won’t just drop this stuff on your doorstep and wish you luck, instead, you will have $5000 in Partner Services Dollars to spend with a local participating Microsoft Partner who will handle all the setup for you. These are local business people who make their livings installing and maintaining the networks that drive the industry of the country. Look for the SBSC and Gold certified logos when selecting a Microsoft Partner to work with your buisness.

Simply attend one of the upcoming events where Microsoft partners will be discussing how modern business can use new technology to be more productive and more agile in an increasingly competitive world. You’ll hear from industry experts about the latest developments in technology that you can use to do business better.

Join us at one of these events to find out more. Check back for frequent updates, new events coming to your area, registration links and more. 

  • CTN Solutions with the Berks County Chamber of Commerce November 13th
  • Infinity Technology at the PA Business and Technology Conference with the Duquesne SBDC November 13th Pittsburgh

    Register here.

  • Salisbury, MD with the TR Group and Salisbury Chamber December November 18th
  • Corporate Network Services with the Montgomery County, MD Chamber December 2nd
  • SecurElement with RBJ Tech and the Philadelphia Chamber December 13th

    Register here.

If you have questions or if you are a Microsoft Partner in the Mid Atlantic area interested in hosting an SBS 2008 event, please email mjmurphy@Microsoft.com or submit your comments through this blog.

 

 

 

EVENT DRAWING RULES

 

No purchase necessary. 

 

Please Note: If you are attending this event as a representative of your employer, it is your sole responsibility to review and understand their policies regarding your eligibility to accept gifts or prizes. By participating you agree that accepting a prize would not violate your company policies, including Government and Public Sector gift rules.  Microsoft is not liable for any disputes arising between you and your employer related to your participation in this promotion, and Microsoft will only award gifts and prizes in compliance with your employer’s policies.

 

To enter this sweepstakes, you must do all of the following:

 

·         Register for and attend one of the free SBS 2008 Technology Makeover Roadshow Events happening between November 12th, 2008 and March 27th, 2009. (A full list of event locations and dates can be found at  http://sbsmakeover.com

·         Once at the event, complete and submit the event survey found in your attendee bag or at the registration table and return it to an onsite event representative no later than the end of the event as specified by the onsite event staff. .

 

Your completed event survey will give you one (1) entry into the grand prize drawing. Limit five (5) entries per company overall.

 

This sweepstakes is open to any event attendee who is an authorized representative of a small business located in the states PA, NJ, MD, DE, VA, WV and the District of Columbia with 5 – 75 full time employees who is NOT currently enrolled in a managed services relationship with any Microsoft Partner. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING EMPLOYEES OF PUBLIC EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, ARE NOT ELGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. Employees of Microsoft and any person working directly on this program, exhibitors, sponsors of the Event, their support personnel and the respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and the immediate families of each (parent, sibling, spouse, child, or household member) are not eligible.

 

The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. One name will be drawn at approximately 12:00 PM Eastern Time on Friday March 27th, 2009 to win the prize listed below. The winning company will be notified by e-mail, telephone, or regular mail within 7 days following the drawing with instructions to claim their prize.

 

Prizes. One (1) Grand Prize. A Small Business Technology Makeover* consisting of the following:

 

·         One (1) SBS 2008 Premium Edition Server on Server Class Hardware with up to 75 Client Access Licenses. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) US  $15,000.00

·         One (1) Watch Guard Firewall Appliance ARV $2000

·         Up to 20 Desktop Computers. ARV  US $20,000.00

·         Up to 20 one year subscriptions to Windows Live One Care ARV $1,600

·         One (1) Laser Jet Printer. ARV US  $1000.00

·         Up to 20 Copies of Office 2007 Ultimate. ARV US $13,600.00

·         $5,000 or 50 hours of Partner services for installation and maintenance

·         One (1) UPS. ARV US $300.00

·         One year Business Class Broadband subject to availability ARV $1000

 

*The prize will be awarded to the winning Company, not to the Authorized Representative of Company or to any other individual employee(s) making an acquisition or completing any entry materials on behalf of the winning Company.  Further, the winning Company’s CFO or other senior executive selected is responsible for determining any prize distribution within the winning Company’s organization in accordance with its policies.  We will not be responsible for any disputes arising between individual employees and their respective employers.

 

**The number of desktop computers and copies of Office Software depend on the number of employees the winning company has. One desktop computer and one copy of office will be distributed per employee up to a maximum of 10 employees. For example, if the winning company only has six (6) employees, 6 computers and 6 copies of office will be awarded. If the winning company has seven (7), employees, 7 computers and 7 copies of office will be awarded, and so on until the maximum of 10 has been reached.

 

***Partner Services should be used for set up and installation of only the items above that the company won and must be used within six (6) months from receipt of goods.

 

Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Void where prohibited by law.  No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prize winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release or W-8 BEN form within 10 days of notification. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release or W-8 BEN form, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected. In the event of a dispute all decisions of Microsoft are final.  By entering, participants release and hold harmless Microsoft, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this sweepstakes or the use of any prize won.  Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Microsoft to use winner's names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law.  By entering this contest, you signify your acceptance of the official rules.

 

For a list of winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Microsoft Corporation, Attn: MJMurphy SBS 2008 Technology Makeover Winners / Remote-Home Office, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052-6399.  Requests received after March 30th, 2009 will not be fulfilled.

 

This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Microsoft, 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052.

 

Privacy Statement.  At Microsoft, we are committed to protecting your privacy.  Microsoft uses the information you provide to notify prize winners, and to send you information about other Microsoft products and services, if requested by you.  Microsoft will not share the information you provide with third parties without your permission except where necessary to complete the services or transactions you have requested, or as required by law. Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above.

 

If you believe that Microsoft has not adhered to this statement, please contact Microsoft by sending email to Elete@microsoft.com or postal mail Microsoft Corporation, Attn: MJMurphy SBS 2008 Technology Makeover /Remote-Home Office, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052-6399, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remedy the situation

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