The winners from our Limerick Contest (see original post) have been chosen!
We had a great time reading the submissions (and are in the process of printing out copies of each one and hanging them around our building). They were all geeky, some were laugh-out-loud hilarious, some were clever, some were cute, some were great at sucking up, and they were all very much appreciated and show us how much our customers rock.
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, if we had enough kits we'd just give one to everyone but then that wouldn't be much of a contest, now would it? :-)
We decided that a couple of these submissions were so deserving that we are going to up the prize for the top two:
- Grand Prize: A vintage Exchange 2000 "Platinum" pocket watch [historical trivia: these watches were the ship gifts for the product team], an Exchange Communities "road warrior" kit with a mini USB mouse and other such goodies, and an Exchange 2003 SP2 Magnetic Poetry Kit.
- First Place: Exchange Communities 'road warrior' kit & Exchange 2003 SP2 Magnetic Poetry Kit
- Honorable Mentions: Exchange 2003 SP2 Magnetic Poetry Kit
So without further ado, here are the winners:
Road warrior, far from your home?
|An Admin who lived by Lough Ree,|
was obsessive 'bout SMTP,
when you called on the phone,
he'd say "two-twenty, I'm home";
which made salesmen hang up hastily.
Mail from a Nigerian minister
There once was an off-campus user
There once was a messaging admin
With email you are never alone,
The bits were clogging your pipe
My briefcase once got lost
Ode to Disaster Recovery
I didn't run ExDRA,
Till a' the disks gang dry, my dear,
I will eseutil /r my logs!
For those of you who sent in the winning submissions, email me your snail mail address (kclemson AT microsoft DOT com) and we'll get your prizes sent to you soon.
We had a lot of fun with this contest, and we'll be hosting another one sometime in the next couple of months - keep an eye out!