12 Days of Geekmas–The Final Competition–Extended!

It is Christmas eve and time for our final competition in our 12 Days of Geekmas series!  To finish the series with a bang we’ve pulled out all the stops and have a fantastic final prize list… Here is what you could win!

  • A MicroServer
  • A 1 year MSDN Subscription with Visual Studio Professional
  • An Arc Keyboard
  • An Arc Mouse
  • A Copy of Visio Premium
  • A Windows 8 Mug
  • A Windows 8 Pen

Since it is the Christmas holiday season we’re going to give you a bit longer to complete the task this time so we have extended the entry deadline until the 1st January 2013!!! 

How to Enter

What you will need to do to be in with a chance of winning this prize is put together a video showcasing either:

1.  Your top Windows Server 2012 tips and tricks in action


2.  A video showcasing your top Windows 8 tips and tricks in action

Please leave a link to your entry in the comments area of this post and share it on Twitter and Facebook with your friends.  Remember to include links to useful TechNet and MSDN articles in your video’s and share your top resources too.

We will be judging this competition based on the following criteria:

  • Usefulness
  • Complexity
  • Ease of understanding
  • Innovativeness
  • Style

To help you get started here are some useful links:

Terms & Conditions for the 12 Days of Christmas


If you see your name in the winners list below please email ukitpro@microsoft.com and send us your full name, email address and postal address and we will validate your entry and post your prizes out to you!

Day 9 Winners

Each of you have won a copy of SQL Pocket Consultant, a Windows 8 Mug and a Windows 8 Pen

  1. @iddonline  - Paul Iddon for this very festive picture:
  2. @chrishyndman85 – Chris Hyndman for this fun but very geeky Windows Phone style photo image:
  3. Monoj Jangid for his very unfestive picture of his dev environment this Christmas… I think we may need to send some tinsel with his prize to get him in the festive spirit! Smile My Development Room


Day 10 Winners

Each of you have won 3 months free on Windows Azure (above and beyond just the trial), a geeky book , a Windows 8 Mug and a Windows 8 Pen

  1. Tom Robinson
  2. Ed Baker
  3. Nyami


Day 11 Winners

Each of you have won a Sony DCR SX21-E Video Camera, a Toolkit, a Private Cloud Book, a Windows 8 Mug and Windows 8 Pen

  1. MagnetmanEXE: Won because of his innovative take and great content
  2. Tom Robinson: For not only finding some unlikely Windows 8 Fans but also for creating his very own geeky tshirt!
Comments (4)

  1. ChiraagSwaly says:

    Here is my competition video:


    I really enjoyed doing this and it ended up being 50 minutes because there are so many things to talk about in Windows Server 2012. It took 10 hours to just render the video for 480p so it is not HD quality. However, it has great content. I have also created a One Note note book that supplements it which has all the top tips and links to resources. This is accessible here:


    Chiraag Swaly

  2. josiahsal2000@hotmail.com says:

    Well, after an unexpected delay with rendering, here's my video (finally)!


  3. ChiraagSwaly says:

    I have re-rendered my video and now it is available in HD as well. Same video that I posted earlier, just much better sound and voice quality:


    And the One Note workbook that goes along it: http://sdrv.ms/YRnkBi


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