We hope you’re enjoying evaluating the release candidate of Essentials 2010 and look forward to reviewing your feedback in the Forums.

For people in the US we have a free gift – a Zune HD 32 - for the first 20 people who use the virtualization functionality in the release candidate of Essentials 2010 and give us feedback.

The promotion runs from 19 January 2010 to 9 February 2010, while supplies last.

Eligibility*

  • Register on Connect.microsoft.com and join the Virtualize with System Center Essentials 2010 RC program to participate
  • Install System Center Essentials 2010 Release Candidate
  • Manage 2 or more Hyper-V hosts running on Windows Server 2008 or later with System Center Essentials 2010 Release Candidate
  • Manage 10 or more virtualized servers with System Center Essentials 2010 Release Candidate
  • Give Feedback via:
    • Feedback survey on Connect.microsoft.com
    • 1:1 1 hour LiveMeeting (scheduled on Connect.microsoft.com)
    • Complete the process by February 9th 2010

* Offer good only in the 50 United States (includes D. of C.) to those employed in the field of IT Administration, Operations or Management who are registered on Connect.microsoft.com. Offer good only to the first 20 people who respond. Limit one gift per person and per company. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. This offer ends on 9 February 2010 while supplies last, and is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Any gift returned as non-deliverable will not be re-sent. Please allow 6 - 8 weeks for shipment of your gift. Due to government gift and ethics laws, government employees (including military and employees of public education institutions) are not eligible to participate.