NZ TechNet Flash: Win an XBOX 360 Prize pack with Kinect & Halo 4!

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Halo competition

Nathan Mercer

Technical Evangelist

Microsoft New Zealand

Step 1:

Download System Center 2012 SP1

Step 2:

Email us a screenshot

(Make sure your screenshot shows 100% completion!)

System Center 2012 SP1 is a major new release for New Zealand IT Pros, uniquely delivering unified infrastructure, application and cloud management capabilities in a single product offering. Get a head-start now and start testing an evaluation version in your environments today. As an incentive we’re offering you an opportunity to win an Xbox 360 with a Kinect sensor and Halo 4!

Microsoft's Cloud OS vision provides one consistent platform for your apps, infrastructure and data, spanning the private cloud at your datacenters, hosting service provider datacenters and the Microsoft Public Cloud.

A Microsoft private cloud dramatically changes the way your business produces and consumes IT services by creating a layer of abstraction over your pooled IT resources, enabling you to offer true self-service infrastructure capability and optimize the way you manage application services.

Microsoft private cloud solutions are built on System Center and Windows Server.

System Center 2012 SP1 empowers you with a common management toolset for your private, hosted and public cloud infrastructure and application services.

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Download System Center 2012 SP1, mail us a screenshot showing 100% completion and you're in the draw! It's that easy!

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"Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 XBOX Prize Pack" Competition - Terms and Conditions: Eligibility 1. By entering this competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 2. To be eligible for the competition, you must be a New Zealand Resident. How To Enter 3. To enter to win the XBOX prize pack, you must email with a screenshot showing 100% completion of the Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 download. 4. The competition is open from 29 January 2013 to 28 February 2013 – all entries must be emailed to us before this date. 5. The sole prize is an XBOX Prize Pack comprised of a 250GB XBOX 360 console, an XBOX 360 wireless controller, a KINECT sensor, and a copy of the HALO 4 game. General 6. Prizes will be allocated by the 8th of March 2013, and winners will be notified by the 15th of March 2013, via the email and/or contact phone number provided when the application link/description was emailed to as specified in clause 3 and 4. 7. Microsoft is not responsible for entries not received and incomplete, illegible, 'hacked' or otherwise fraudulent entries are not valid. 8. Prizes will be delivered to a New Zealand address the winner nominates, at Microsoft's expense. 9. It is a condition of accepting any prize that the prize winner agrees to participate in publicity generated by Microsoft (or Microsoft’s marketing partners), and agrees to the use of their name, photo, and screenshot image for promotional purposes. 10. Employees of Microsoft (and each of their immediate family members) and independent contractors of Microsoft (and each of their immediate family members) are not eligible to enter. 10. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, Microsoft may award it to an alternate winner. 12. If you accept a prize you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize. 13. If for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, Microsoft may substitute the advertised prize for another prize which has approximately the same recommended retail price. 14. If there is a dispute as to who submitted the winning entry, the winner will be the authorized account holder of the email address used to submit the screenshot. 15. Microsoft New Zealand Limited is the promoter of this prize draw and may modify these terms and conditions without notice. 16. Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, suspend or change the competition or any element of the competition for any reason, including any cancellation, suspension or change necessitated by any event outside Microsoft’s control. 17. The judge's decision in relation to the winners or any other aspect of this prize draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 18. Microsoft may disqualify, from participating in this prize draw, any person who tampers with the entry process, or submits an entry not in accordance with these terms and conditions. 19. Microsoft is committed to complying with the Government gift and ethics policies. Employees and independent contractors of the Government must adhere to gift and ethics policies applicable to them when entering this prize draw or accepting any prize. 20. Microsoft is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, servers or providers, or any combination thereof. Nor is it responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in this prize draw, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the course of the administration of this prize draw. 21. To the extent permitted by law, Microsoft, its retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies will not be liable to you for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever, including personal injury, which is suffered as a result of, or arising from, your participation in the prize draw or winning (or not winning) any prize. 22. At Microsoft, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Microsoft will collect and use your details for the purposes of running this prize draw and to send you promotional material that may be of interest to you, as set out in clause 26 below. You can access or request correction of your details by emailing 23. By entering this competition, you consent to Microsoft New Zealand Limited sending you marketing and promotional material by email or using any of your other contact details Microsoft may have. 24. Microsoft reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold the award of any or all prizes if entries do not meet the criteria set out in these terms and conditions.

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