Every day, millions of people like you rely on Office 365 to get the job done—whether to complete a financial report, work together on a presentation, or wrap up a speech while traveling.
We want to know how Office 365 makes your life easier. Specifically, which feature you can’t live without. In return for sharing your answers, you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win an Xbox 360 Console with Kinect.
We’ve made it simple to enter our Why Microsoft? Re-tweet Contest. Simply re-tweet your answer to the question—“which Office365 feature do you rely on most?”—and you’ll be good to go. Read on for the entry instructions and official rules.
How to Enter:
”Why Microsoft” Sweepstakes
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.
COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:
These are the official rules that govern how the ”Why Microsoft” Sweepstakes promotion will operate ("Sweepstakes"). In these rules, "we," "our," and "us" refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of this Sweepstakes. "You" refers to an eligible Sweepstakes entrant.
WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES? The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 P.M. PT December 3, 2012 and ends at 5:00 P.M. PT on December 12, 2012 (“Entry Period”). The Entry Period contains two separate Prize Periods as follows:
Prize Period 1: 12:00 P.M. PT on December 3, 2012 - 5:00 P.M. PT on December 5, 2012 Prize Period 2: 9:00 A.M. PT on December 10, 2012 - 5:00 P.M. PT on December 12, 2012.
A separate drawing will be held for each Prize 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 entry:
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government employees are not eligible.
This Sweepstakes is void wherever else prohibited by law. If you have not reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you legally reside, you should ask your parents’ permission before entering.
HOW DO I ENTER?
To enter, you must have, or sign up for, a free Twitter account at http://twitter.com. Then you must log into your account and follow “whymicrosoft” by visiting http://twitter.com/#!/whymicrosoft and clicking on the Follow icon.
Then respond as instructed below with your personal, honest and true opinion to the respective Contest Question during each Prize Period to be entered into each drawing. The statement that you Tweet or post will be considered an “entry.” Non-winning entries in Prize Period 1 will not roll over into Prize Period 2; you must enter each separately.
Prize Period 1:
Enter one of the following ways:
From your own Twitter account you must tweet your answer with the following elements to qualify:
‘Answer’ + ‘RT @whymicrosoft’ + ‘answer to the question, “which Office365 feature do you rely on most?” + #whymsft’ + ‘Rules: http://bit.ly/TrCfLS’
By way of Example:
Track Changes RT @whymicrosoft which Office365 feature do you rely on most? #whymsft Rules: http://bit.ly/TrCfLS
Prize Period 2
‘Answer’ + ‘RT @whymicrosoft’ + ‘why is Office365 a better choice than Google apps? #whymsft’ + ‘Rules: http://bit.ly/TrCfLS’
Limit 3 different and unique entries per person per Prize Period, regardless of entry method. 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:
Twitter is not affiliated with and does not endorse or sponsor this promotion.
WINNER DETERMINATION AND PRIZES
Within three days following the end of each Prize Period, one winner will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received to win an Xbox 360 250GB console with Kinect (Approximate Retail Value $399 each). Total ARV of all prizes, $798. The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received each Prize Period. Limit one prize per person.
If you are a potential winner, we will notify you by direct message to your Twitter account. In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must be following @whymicrosoft and (b) have account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public.” If a potential winner does not respond and comply with the instructions in the direct message within 72 hours after Sponsor sent the direct message or is not in compliance with these Rules, he/she will forfeit the prize and Sponsor may select an alternate winner in his/her place.
If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter the Sweepstakes to be the potential winner. 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, 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 a runner-up.
If you are confirmed as a winner of this Sweepstakes:
WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS AM I AGREEING TO BY ENTERING? By entering this Sweepstakes you agree:
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 someone cheats, or 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 I FIND OUT WHO WON? You can obtain a list of confirmed winners by sending an email with your first and last name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Why Microsoft winners". Requests must be received by February 5, 2013.
WHO IS SPONSORING THIS SWEEPSTAKES? Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052
The official rules read way too muck like a EULA and I don't read thru all of those either. My favorite feature? Clicking "OK" to bypass the EULA so I can get back to work.
concurrent authoring! Great feature!
can always see the online status of colleagues and immediately invoke Lync Online to start an IM session or a full meeting
I really love the Office Web Apps, with these apps you're always able to edit your documents everywhere on any device!
Anywhere access gives me the ability to work & play! @gigstarr
I can't live without #Office365 Sharepoint Workspace because it helps keep my important work organized. I like DataSheet View because the tab's so easy to bring-up, and display all of my work in one place. Easy to find, easy to organize and Edit if I need to. I completed my holiday shopping list using Sharepoint!
File sharing RT @whymicrosoft which Office365 feature do you rely on most? #whymsft Rules: http://bit.ly/TrCfLS