Please note: this competition is now closed, winners below!

On the last day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. A Present from the TechNet Team!

We’ve reached the end of this seasons big TechNet Geekmas giveaway, across twelve tech-twist days we will have rewarded 78 winners with a grand total of 201 prizes. As you can imagine, that’s a lot of packing for the TechNet team, thanks for your patience in contacting winners, expect your prize in the post mid January!

Yesterday our true love gave away, ‘Two Beta Tests’. Were you one of our two lucky winners? Find out who’s won what here, we will be emailing winners as soon as we can.

Today  is the final day of our Geekmas campaign, and with that in mind, we’ve made it the most rewarding one yet. The entry period is a lot longer and requires more effort, but we hope it will be worth it.

One lucky winner will have the chance to win an MSDN subscription, A Windows phone and Tablet plus monster headphones with a few other tech goodies. In return for all these awesome gifts, we require a 2013 retrospective tech story on ‘What you wish you’d known this year?’ be it from a Developer, IT Professional, Start-up or Student perspective.

HOW TO ENTER?

The final day, final challenge. With a longer entry period, we’ve given you a few weeks to write a short well explained  tech-based article on what you regret not having known this year, leading into 2014. Just complete a two step entry method for your chance to win.

Entry Method: 

Step 1 - Write a 500 word (+/- 10%) IT Pro, Developer, Start-Up or Student story on ‘what you wished you'd known this year?’

Step 2 - Email your story to ukitpro@microsoft.com with the following as a subject heading -  'Geekmas: What I wish I’d known’

An article example: “I wish I’d known about MVA then I wouldn’t have spent loads of money of training courses”

We’re marking entries on – Originality of entry, Technical skills demonstrated and Creativity of story.

Please note: Only one winner will be chosen, only entries from the UK will be eligible.

 

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

We’ve been leading up to this day since the beginning of the competition and it’s by far the best TechNet bundle giveaway yet… one lucky winner will win ALL of the following:

- An MSDN premium subscription valid for one year (with an approximate value of £5169)

- A Windows 8 Asus Vivo Tab RT TF600 3G Tablet Complete with Removable Keyboard

- Nokia Lumia 625 Smartphone 

- Nokia Monster Headphones

- A Nokia Radio Mug

- A Nokia keyring.

All entries from 09:30 on Friday 20th of December to 11:59pm on January 5th, 2014 will be considered, however only one winner will be decided by the team and announced on this page at approx. 09:30 Friday 10th of January. 

 

Our Lucky Geekmas Winner

The winner of our most prestigious prize bundle across the competition is........ *Drum Roll* -

- David Mullenger

Congratulations to David and to all who entered, we truly did have some exceptional articles to choose from, you'll be able to see David's and the runner up articles published soon!

APP OF THE DAY

Star Chart

Search for the Star leading to Bethlehem this Christmas with this amazing star gazing app.

imageExplore the wonders of the Solar System with Star Chart, the definitive star gazing and astronomy app. From our own star - the Sun, to the moons of Jupiter and rings of Saturn, Star Chart gives you a virtual window into the visible universe.

Download the app for free here. Give it a go! If you're a fan, show the developer some love and give it a rating.

 

Geekmas instructions here.

T&C’s found here.

 

Good luck, and be sure to tweet us and let us know your geekmas thoughts!

Be sure to have a great Christmas and a happy new year,

The TechNet Team.