MICROSOFT SYSTEM CENTER “CONFIGURATION MANAGER” BETA CONTRIBUTION CONTEST
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Common Terms Used In These Rules:
These are the official rules that govern how the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager vNext Beta program (“ConfigMgrvNext Beta”) Contribution Contest (“Contest”) will operate. This promotion will be simply referred to as the “Contest” throughout the rest of these rules.
In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of the Contest. “You” refers to an eligible contest entrant.
WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?
This contest starts at 12:01 a.m. PT on May 1, 2010, and ends at 12:00 p.m. (Midnight) PT on October 31, 2010 (“Entry Period”). The Entry Period consists of 6 separate Monthly Prize Periods as follows:
Prize Period 1: 12:01 a.m. (PT) May 1 – May 31, 2010 11:59 p.m. (PT)
Prize Period 2: 12:01 a.m. (PT), June 1, 2010 – June 30, 2010 11:59 p.m. (PT)
Prize Period 3: 12:01 a.m. (PT), July 1, 2010 – July 31, 2010 11:59 p.m. (PT)
Prize Period 4: 12:01 a.m. (PT), August 1, 2010 – August 31, 2010 11:59 p.m. (PT)
Prize Period 5: 12:01 a.m. (PT), September 1, 2010 – September 30, 2010 11:59 p.m. (PT)
Prize Period 6: 12:01 a.m. (PT), October1, 2010 – October 31, 2010 12:00 p.m. (PT)
Entries will only be eligible for Monthly Prize Period in which they are received.
CAN I ENTER?
You are eligible to enter this Contest if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:
- You are a technology / software solutions developer and are a registered member of the ConfigMgrvNext Beta in good standing at the time of entry; and
· You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and
· You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and
· You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest.
- You are NOT a resident of any of the following countries/jurisdictions: Cuba; Iran; North Korea or Sudan
HOW DO I ENTER AND WIN?
You must be part of the ConfigMgr vNext Beta to be eligible to win. If you are not already a registered member, you must visit https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext] and request permission to join. Registration is free, however you will be required to set up a Microsoft Connect account with your Windows Live ID if you do not already have one.
Each month during the Entry Period, a unique technology topic will be posted on the ConfigMgrvNext Beta website, and members will be invited to blog on the topic.
To register and enter, you must email SCNETSUP@microsoft.com before the close of any Monthly Prize Period listed above, to register a list of all internet sites that feature your personal “blog” comments. Each Month we will provide specific technology topics. For the purposes of this Contest, your blog comments must be relevant to the topic for that month’s Prize Period. For the purposes of this Contest, your Entry (both blog posts and visitor comments) must be in English for English speaking administrators. Further, you must disclose that you are participating as a member of the ConfigMgr vNext Beta Contest. The internet sites that you register will be tracked and Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
· Blog is technically accurate in context of ConfigMgr vNext Beta – 25%
· Blog is relevant to that Monthly Prize Period’s technology topic– 25%
· Blog uncovers insights and best practices for ConfigMgr vNext Beta – 50%
Only blog and comments that are coherent, salient and relevant to that Monthly Prize Period’s topic will be counted for the purposes of this Contest. The fact that the blogs and/or comments are complimentary or critical of Microsoft products / services will have no bearing in the judging criteria, however, any blogs or comments that are off topic, inappropriate (as described in the following section) or incoherent will not be counted for the purposes of this Contest.
At the close of each Monthly Prize Period, all eligible entries will be judged and one entrant will be selected as the winner. In the event of a tie, an alternate Microsoft judge will review all tied entries and select a winner based on the judging criteria The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding.
We are not responsible for entries that we do not or could not be tracked for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.
WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZES
Each month, one selected winner will receive a System Center branded Flip Mino HD-2nd Generation camcorder. Approximate Retail Value, US$270.
A total of six prizes will be awarded; one for each Monthly Prize Period.
At the end of the Entry Period, one winner will be randomly selected from among all Monthly Prize Period winners to receive a pass to attend the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) Approximate Retail Value, US$2,000.