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  • Could your comedy caption win a bundle of TechNet goodies?

    Valentine’s Day photo caption competition – fill our comments box with your hilarious efforts.

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    We just couldn’t let Valentine’s Day pass without spreading a little love on the UK TechNet blog. To show our affection we’ve got a bundle of TechNet goodies to give away in return for the winning caption for this ‘adorable’ photo. Post your caption in the comments box along with your email address or Twitter ID. We’ll announce the winner’s name here next week.

    Need some help to get ‘in the mood’? Just have a look at what’s in store for our lucky winner (that’s Sam under the bag – you’re not having her). Among other delights you’ll find a heartwarming copy of Office Professional 2010, a gorgeous Windows 7 mug and some beautiful techy books. Put simply, it’s the best Valentine’s gift you’ll ever have.

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    Before you clear your diary to make way for some serious comedy genius, have a read through the terms and conditions.

    Good luck!

     

    Terms & Conditions:

    1. ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to UK residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).

    2. TO ENTER: To enter post your photo caption for the featured photo in the UK TechNet Blog comments box. The person submitting the funniest caption, as selected by three judges, will win a bumper pack of things we love here at TechNet – including our mugs, pen and pads. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Incomplete, damaged, defaced or illegible entries may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of Microsoft.  Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

    3. TIMING: This competition runs from 8am GMT 14 February The closing date of this competition is 5.30pm GMT 18 February 2011.  Completed entries must reach Microsoft no later than the closing date.

    4. USE OF DATA: Personal data which you provide when you enter this competition will not be used for future Microsoft UK marketing activity.

    5. SELECTION OF WINNER: Three judges will select their favourite single caption from all the entries and the winner will be notified by email on 21 February 2011 by 6pm GMT. The winners may be required to become involved in further publicity or advertising.

    6. PRIZE: The prize is one TechNet bumper pack including a mug, pen and pad. Prize as stated and non-transferable.  No cash or other alternatives available. Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  The prize will be dispatched within two months of the competition’s closing date. Prize may be considered a taxable benefit and the winner will be directly responsible for accounting for any tax liability arising on their prize.

    7. WINNERS LIST: The winner consents to their surname being made publicly available. The winner’s surname will be available for a period of 3 weeks after the closing date by emailing t-samata@microsoft.com.

    8. OTHER: No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this competition or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft’s decision shall be final.  Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this competition at any time without notice.

    9. Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. Participants in this promotion agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this promotion.  Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or arising out of fraud.

  • Competition: The Twelve Days of Geekmas – Six Geeks-a-Playing

     

    Please note: Competition now closed

    On the Sixth day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. Six Geeks-a-Playing!

    Welcome to the Sixth day of our ‘Twelve Days of Geekmas’ competition.

    We’ve got Lego galore today, with a SQL Server twist courtesy of today’s sponsor Fusion-io!

    The Fusion-io team have set up shop in the Microsost Research Center (MTC) all day today, to coincide wit the challenge. Follow them on twitter here for live updates throughout the day.

    Yesterday our true love gave away, ‘Seven Sans-a-Spinning’. Were you one of our Seven lucky winners? Find all winning entries here.

     

    HOW TO ENTER?

    We've let Fusion-io decide the challenge today, they’ve chosen a SQL question for you, but with four possible answers!

    All you have to do is comment directly below this post, with the answer -  a), b), c) or d). 

    Please only choose one answer (winner chosen at random).

    Question: Which of these options is most relevant in ensuring consistently high transaction rates in a performant SQL OLTP workload?

    a)      Adequate IOPS

    b)      Adequate Bandwidth

    c)       Low Latency

    d)      All of the above

     

    WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

    We’ve Six TechNet bundles up for grabs today, we hope your a lego fan!… Six lucky winners will win the following:

    - A limited edition Fusion-io Lego ioDrive2 set (for the kid in you)

    and

    - 2x Lego Hero Factory kits (for the kid in your house)

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    All entries from 09:30 - 23:59 on Friday 13th will be considered, however the 6x winning entries will be decided by the team and announced on this page at 09:30 Monday 16th.

    Our winners today are: 

    Nyami

    Laurie

    fuzzyted

    J. Ohlin

    funky_monkey

    please get in contact by emailing ukitpro@microsoft.com with the subject heading 'Day 6 Geekmas'

      

    APP OF THE DAY?

    imageLego Hero Factory: Brain attack

    You guessed it, lots of Lego! If your a fan of shoot-em-up’s this is a truly great official app.

    The Hero Factory needs your help. Can you be its greatest defender? Download for free here, if your a fan, give it a rating!


     

    Geekmas instructions here.

    T&C’s found here.

     

    Good luck,

    The TechNet Team

     

  • Win a #windowsphone7 today on the UK TechNet blog

    Live on the UK TechNet blog – win a Windows Phone 7!

    Just because we love you, we’ve got our hands on a Windows Phone 7 device to give away in return for a hilarious caption for the photo below. Unconfirmed reports suggest that those are/were Andrew Fryer’s legs, but what’s become of the rest of him, I’m not sure. All I know is I’m glad I’m working from the London office today…

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    Good luck! If you win we’ll let you know on Tuesday next week. Follow us on Twitter @technetuk and don’t forget to post your Twitter ID with your caption in the comments box below so I can contact you. It might be a little while before your caption appears because I am the manual process involved in checking they’re clean before they go live. Behave yourselves!

     

    Windows Phone 7 Caption Competition Terms and Conditions

    1. ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to UK residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).

    2. TO ENTER: To enter post your photo caption for the featured photo in the UK TechNet Blog comments box. The person submitting the funniest caption, as selected by three judges, will win a Windows Phone 7 device. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Incomplete, damaged, defaced or illegible entries may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of Microsoft.  Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

    3. TIMING: This competition runs from 6am GMT 19 November The closing date of this competition is 10pm GMT 22 November 2010.  Completed entries must reach Microsoft no later than the closing date.

    4. USE OF DATA: Personal data which you provide when you enter this competition will not be used for future Microsoft UK marketing activity.

    5. SELECTION OF WINNER: Three judges will select their favourite single caption from all the entries and the winner will be notified by email on 23 November 2010 by 6pm GMT. The winners may be required to become involved in further publicity or advertising.

    6. PRIZE: The prize is one Windows Phone 7 HTC HD7 device with an estimated retail price of £400.00. Prize as stated and non-transferable.  No cash or other alternatives available. Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  The prize will be dispatched within two months of the competition’s closing date. Prize may be considered a taxable benefit and the winner will be directly responsible for accounting for any tax liability arising on their prize.

    7. WINNERS LIST: The winner consents to their surname being made publicly available. The winner’s surname will be available for a period of 3 weeks after the closing date by emailing i-racoll@microsoft.com

    8. OTHER: No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this competition or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft’s decision shall be final.  Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this competition at any time without notice.

    9. Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. Participants in this promotion agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this promotion.  Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or arising out of fraud.

  • Competition: How to convince your boss to send you to TechEd?

    I remember when I was a developer (yes I really was!!!!) and it came round to TechEd and I ALWAYS wanted to go.  Eventually I did manage to persuade my boss to let me go, I actually went twice and it was one of my best conference experiences.  What has this got to do with me you're thinking. Well, it's come back round to that time of year and tickets are now available to purchase.  Your boss isn't sure about whether to send you or not and you are trying to put together a business case for them sending you. 

    We thought it might be a nice and quite fun idea to create a competition with the opportunity for you to win a place at TechEd Europe or a range of prizes that could help you expand your knowledge of Microsoft tools and technologies.

    What do you have to do?

    1. Write how you would convince your boss to send you to TechEd Europe in the comments (please use the same name and email address for both parts of your entry so that we can easily identify your entry)
    2. Sign up to Microsoft Virtual Academy between 14th March and 16th April 2012 and redeem your voucher using the voucher code:MVAUKTECHNET. (You can redeem your voucher by clicking on the Redeem your MVA Voucher link which is found on your dashboard, underneath the accumulated points. Or by using this link when logged in:  https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/voucherRedeem.aspx )

    Remember to tell your friends about your competition entry by Tweeting: "I've just submitted my top tip to convince my boss to send me to TechEd Europe http://bit.ly/ACdb0L #technetuk"

    The deadline for this competition is 11am 16th April 2012 and then all entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges.

    The prize list is as follows:

    • First Prize - 1 x Ticket to TechEd Europe, excluding flights & accommodation and all other costs.
    • Second Prize -1 x Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone
    • Third Prize - 1 x Microsoft Branded camp bag (red) containing a Win 7 Resource Kit & Windows Server Resource Kit & some additional surprises!

    We will announce the winner by 26th April 2012 on the TechNet Blog.

    Terms & Conditions

    1. ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to any person resident in the UK who is 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).

    2. TO ENTER: Entry into this competition is by response to the question posed by Microsoft on the TechNet UK Blog. The entry to this competition is by:

    1. Leave a response on the TechNet UK Blog against this post.

    2. Register on the MVA website.

    You must complete both parts of the entry process in order to be eligible for this competition.

    Incomplete, damaged, defaced or illegible entries may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Microsoft reserve the right to disqualify anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

    3. TIMING: This competition runs from 10.00:00 am GMT on 14 March 2012 until 11.00:00 am BST on 16 April 2012 (inclusive) (The “Competition Period”).

    4. USE OF DATA: Personal data which you provide when you enter this competition shall be used for the purposes of this competition only.

    5. SELECTION OF WINNERS: The competition winners will be determined by a panel of 3 judges within five (5) working days of the close of the Competition Period. The panel of judges will include at least one independent member.

    The judges will evaluate the entries based on the following criteria ("Criteria"):
    - The clarity and relevance of the response to the question;
    - The likelihood that the advice given would result in a manager sending an employee to TechEd Europe;.
    - The creativity shown through the response.

    The winners will be notified within ten (10) working days of the close of the Competition Period. Entrants submitting written responses will be contacted through the forum messaging system. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, through no fault of Microsoft, within 5 days after the first attempt, an alternative winner will be selected. The winner may be required to become involved in further publicity or advertising, including but not limited to the use of winning answers in Microsoft publications.

    6. PRIZES:

    Prizes may consist of more than one item, where more than one item is shown they are combined and treated as a single prize. There will be a maximum of One (1) prize per person. There are Three (3) best response prizes are available for this competition :


    – First Prize       1 x Ticket to TechEd Europe, excluding flights & accommodation and all other costs.

    - Second Prize  1 x Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone

    - Third Prize      1 x Microsoft Branded camp bag (red) containing a Win 7 Resource Kit & Windows Server Resource Kit & some additional surprises!

    All responses that meet the entry criteria will be entered into the competition for best answer.

    Prizes as stated and non-transferable. No cash or other alternatives available. Microsoft reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. The prizes will be sent by 16 May 2012. If no entries are received or the received entries are not deemed to meet the Criteria, the prize will be retained by Microsoft. Prizes may be considered a taxable benefit and winners will be directly responsible for accounting for any tax liability arising on their prize.

    7. WINNERS LIST: The winner consents to their first name and surname being made publicly available. The winner’s surnames will be available for a period of 30 days after the end of the Entry Period by emailing Sarah Lamb at a-slamb@microsoft.com.

    8. OTHER: No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this competition or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft’s decision shall be final. Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this competition at any time without notice.

    9. Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. Participants in this promotion agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this promotion. Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or arising out of fraud.

    Promoter: Microsoft Limited, Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG, England

  • Announcing the Windows Server 2012 UK Technical Launch Event & Competition

    We have just got the initial details of the Windows Server 2012 technical launch event that is due to happen here in the UK.  Get into your diaries and save the date! 25th September 2012!!! Trust me you NEED to be there! I’m still twisting arms to get the details of where this event will be but for now get the date in your diary.

    To go along with this event we are running a couple of competitions.  The first is a bit of a geeky design competition and I think it’s right up your alley!  Here’s why…

    imageWe have 29 HP ProLiant MicroServer’s to give away in association with Servers Plus at the Windows Server 2012 Launch event in association with Servers Plus for attendees at the launch event on 25th September 2012 (Terms & Conditions available here). But that’s not all!!! There’s a second competition!!!

    It’s summer time and everything should be bright and fun -that includes the MicroServer! That’s where the design competition comes in!!! You will need all your design skills to the ready as you will need to personalise, pimp or otherwise customize the server! Be as wicked and wild with your designs as you like!

    Here are the judging criteria for the design:

    • Your design must be unique & original.
    • Inspire, amuse and entertain us with your design.
    • Incorporate something to do with Windows Server 2012 within the design in some way.

    To help you with creating your design we have a template that provides you with the dimensions that you are designing for. Here’s the template (PDF).  The design here was one used by Servers Plus from a competition they ran last year and submitting it does not count as an entry!

    To enter the competition:

    • Create your MicroServer case design – Consider using the template to help.
    • Upload your design to somewhere public online
    • Leave the link to your design, your name and email address in the comments area of this blog post (We will use this email address to contact you if you win so please use a valid email address.)

    You can also share your amazing designs with one another on our Facebook Page or on Twitter.

    You can use the MicroServer for your own testing and personal use. Why not install Windows Server 2012 either standard or the bare metal version. Try setting up a virtual server host and guest, create a storage pool or simply familiarize yourself with the new management console. If you are feeling a little daring try your hand at some PowerShell with the new PowerShell console and one of the many new commandlets.

    So get designing now! And remember to sign up for the technical launch event to claim your prize in person and see who wins machines with your design on them!

    Windows Server 2012 Design Competition Terms & Conditions

    1. ELIGIBILITY. This promotion is open to any person resident in the United Kingdom who is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).

    2. ENTRY. Visit http://blogs.technet.com/b/uktechnet/archive/2012/08/01/announcing-the-windows-server-2012-uk-technical-launch-event-amp-competition.aspx and submit a link to your design, name and email address.

    To the extent that entry requires the submission of user-generated content such as photos, videos, music, artwork, essays, etc., entrants warrant that their entry is their original work, has not been copied from others, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity.

    Entries will be ineligible for the prize draw if they:

    · are incomplete;

    · exceed the maximum number of entries allowed per person;

    · violate the rights of any other person or entity; or

    · are received outside of the Promotion Period set out below.

    Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted. No purchase necessary to enter the promotion. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Microsoft is not responsible for lost, corrupted or delayed entries. Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions.

    3. TIMING. This promotion runs from 12.01:00 am GMT on Start date, 1st August 2012 until 11.59:59 p.m. GMT on End date, 26th August 2012 (inclusive) (the “Promotion Period”).

    4. USE OF YOUR ENTRY. Personal data which you provide when you enter may be used for future Microsoft marketing activity if you indicate your consent on the entry form (if applicable). Otherwise your personal data will be used by Microsoft and agents acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the operation of this promotion.

    5. SELECTION OF WINNERS. All valid entries will be judged as a finalist.

    Winning entries will be determined by a panel of judges with at least one independent judge on 27th August 2012. Judging will be based on:

    · Originality & Uniqueness of entry

    · Inspirational, amusement and entertainment of entry

    · Cleverness of incorporating aspects of Windows Server 2012 into the design

    A maximum of one prize per eligible entry is allowed. Winners will be notified by email to the address provided by the potential winner by 25th September 2012. If a potential winner has not confirmed receipt of the notification within TEN (10) days after the first attempt, an alternative winner will be selected on the same basis as described above (either at random for prize draws or according to the same judging criteria for competitions). Winners may be asked to provide identification proving their eligibility before they are entitled to receive the prize. Winners may be required to participate in further publicity or advertising.

    6. PRIZE(S). There will be one prize in total. The prize will be as follows:

    · One HP ProLiant MicroServer with winners design printed on decal (£230 approximate value)

    Prizes are as stated and are not transferable. No cash alternatives available. Microsoft reserves the right to substitute the prizes with prizes of equal or greater value. All prizes will be sent by Microsoft or its agent no later than 28 days after the prize draw has been made by Microsoft. Unless otherwise stated, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer's warranty and/or terms and conditions.

    Prizes may be considered as a taxable benefit to the winners. Winners will be directly responsible for accounting for and paying to HMRC, or other relevant tax authority, any tax liability arising on their prize. Please contact ukstat@microsoft.com for any query related to the taxable amount for reporting to HMRC, or other relevant tax authority.

    7. WINNERS LIST. Each winner consents to his/her surname being made publicly available upon request. Winners names will be available for a period of 28 days after the selection of winners by written request to a-slamb@microsoft.com.

    8. OTHER. No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this promotion or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft’s decision shall be final. Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this promotion at any time but only before the delivery of prizes, without notice.

    Participants in this promotion agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, costs, damage, disappointment or losses of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this promotion. Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or liability arising out of Microsoft’s fraud.

    Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party.

    9. SPIRIT OF THE COMPETITION. If an entrant attempts to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this promotion by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from that entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we will disqualify that entrant’s entry to this promotion and may ban the entrant from participating in any of our future promotions, so please play fairly.

    Promoter: Microsoft Limited (“Microsoft”), Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG, England

  • Competition: 12 Days of Geekmas–Day 4

    Today is the fourth day of the 12 days in the run up to Christmas. Here’s a taster of the great prizes that you could be in with a chance of winning and some of the challenges that you will be asked to do – in no particular order!

    Today we are giving away 1 Atari tshirt, 1 Windows 8 Mug and 1 Windows 8 Pen  to 9 lucky winners. 

    Share your favourite mobile and desktop game titles by leaving a comment on today’s competition page along with your email address to be in with a chance of winning.

    We will announce the winner of today’s competition on Monday morning.  If you enter this one you can still enter the competitions on the other days as well!

    Terms & Conditions for the 12 Days of Christmas

  • Post your letter to Father Techmas here!

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    Ho, ho, ho! Merry Techmas!

    Have you been good boys and girls this year? Providing you’ve been on your very best behaviour, Father Techmas wants to hear from you. We’d like to see your Techmas technology wish list, and the three funniest efforts will win a copy of Office Professional Plus 2010. Be warned, though - Father T is a tough chap to impress – in fact he told me he thinks developers are much funnier than IT professionals. But what does he know? Prove him wrong in 200 words or less by 16th December, and we’ll let you know the next day if you tickled his fancy enough to win. Don’t forget to check out the terms and conditions below (yawn).

    Letters to Father Techmas Competition Terms and Conditions

    1. ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to UK residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).

    2. TO ENTER: To enter post your letter to Father Techmas in the blog’s comments box . The person submitting the funniest letter, as selected by three judges, will win a copy Office 2010 Professional Plus. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Incomplete, damaged, defaced or illegible entries may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of Microsoft.  Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

    3. TIMING: This competition runs from 9 December The closing date of this competition is 5pm GMT 16 December 2010.  Completed entries must reach Microsoft no later than the closing date.

    4. USE OF DATA: Personal data which you provide when you enter this competition will not be used for future Microsoft UK marketing activity.

    5. SELECTION OF WINNER: Three judges will select their favourite letter from all the entries and the winner will be notified by email on 17 December 2010 by 6pm GMT. The winners may be required to become involved in further publicity or advertising.

    6. PRIZE: The prize is one copy of Microsoft Office Professional Plus with an estimated retail price of £330.00. Prize as stated and non-transferable.  No cash or other alternatives available. Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  The prize will be dispatched within one week of the competition’s closing date. Prize may be considered a taxable benefit and the winner will be directly responsible for accounting for any tax liability arising on their prize.

    7. WINNERS LIST: The winner consents to their surname being made publicly available. The winner’s surname will be available for a period of 3 weeks after the closing date by emailing i-racoll@microsoft.com

    8. OTHER: No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this competition or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft’s decision shall be final.  Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this competition at any time without notice.

    9. Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. Participants in this promotion agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this promotion.  Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or arising out of fraud.

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  • Competition 12 Days of Geekmas – Day 5

    There are only eight days until Christmas now and lots more prizes still up for grabs on TechNet UK and the UK MSDN site!

    Today’s Challenge

    To enter into today’s competition to win a Windows Server 2012 T Shirt, a Windows 8 Mug and a Windows 8 Pen you will need to share your top Visual Studio 2012 tip or trick with us in the comments area along with your email address on today’s competition page to be in with a chance of winning.

    Announcement of Winners

    Many of you are probably wondering who has won Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s competitions… Well you’ll find out who has won here – If your name is on the list please drop us a mail to ukitpro@microsoft.com and make sure you send us your full name, postal address, email address and the competition that you have won and we will send out your prizes.

    Friday

    Each of the following people have won: 1 i-Wipey , 1 Windows 8 Mug and 1 Windows 8 Pen. (11)

    1. Andrew Westgarth
    2. Alan Florance
    3. Ian Smedley
    4. Kevin Watson
    5. Thomas Molloy
    6. Chris Weir
    7. Andrew Huey Jeffrey
    8. John Seaman
    9. Sam O’Donnell
    10. Phil Duffey
    11. Frances Sunshine Hopkins

     

    Saturday

    Each of the following people have won: 1 Maglight , 1 Windows 8 Mug and 1 Windows 8 Pen

    1. Mark Pryce-Maher
    2. Ed Baker
    3. Lee Phillips
    4. Jangid
    5. Paul Iddon
    6. Alan Parr
    7. Jimmy Larkin
    8. Joshiah Sal
    9. Preeti

     

    Sunday

    Each of the following people have won: 1 Atari T Shirt , 1 Windows 8 Mug and 1 Windows 8 Pen (9)

    1. Mark PM
    2. Kev Johnson
    3. Robin Cook
    4. Peggs
    5. Gary Pretty
    6. Chris Hyndman
    7. And Jeffrey
    8. David Hood
    9. John Seaman
  • Competition: 12 Days of Geekmas – Day 6

    This time next week you’ll be celebrating and off on your festive holidays! There are only 7 days left in the competition season and things are starting to warm up nicely!

     

    Competition

    To enter today’s competition you need to let us know what your favourite Windows 8 app is and why? Let us know in the comments section on today’s competition page to be in with a chance of winning – and remember to leave your email address too so that we can let you know if you have won. 7 People will be chosen at random to win!

    And remember to share today’s competition with your friends and colleagues.

     

     

    Terms & Conditions for the 12 Days of Christmas

    Winners from Monday

    Each of the following people have won a Windows Server 2012 T-Shirt, WIndows 8 Mug and Windows 8 Pen

    1. Lee Friend
    2. Ross Dargan
    3. Dan Maharry
    4. Mark Jones
    5. Pete Stensones
    6. Lee Phillips
    7. Gary Pretty
    8. Alan Florence

    To claim your prize drop us an email to ukitpro@microsoft.com