[ConfigMgr][SCOM] Win a Windows Home Server with Evalu’08

I’ve just stumbled across the Evalu’08 website as it was featured in one of the many newsletters I get from Microsoft. Basically this is a single website giving you the opportunity to either download trial versions or take Virtual Labs in the following products:

  • Windows Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008
  • Visual Studio 2008
  • SCOM 2007
  • Forefront Client Security
  • Biztalk Server 2006
  • ConfigMgr 2007
  • Forefront Security for SharePoint
  • Expression Web
  • Forefront Security for Exchange Server
  • Expression Media
  • SCDPM 2007
  • ISA 2006
  • Identify Lifecycle Manager 2007

If you try one product you can win a Zune, two an X-box 360, three a Windows Home Server.

As usual there’s the following small print:

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. (includes D.C.) 18+ employed in an IT or software development role.
Sweepstakes ends September 30, 2008. For details including free, alternate method of entry, see the Official Rules
.” (the link to which doesn't work btw)

So guess I won’t be winning then unless they host the same competition on Microsoft UK. Still cool idea as it puts all of the evals in one place rather than you having to go hunting for them.

I was just thinking to myself “wouldn’t it be cool to create a single page with evals for all of the SC products and put it on the SC home page” only to find when I visited there low and behold underneath the menu bar is the “Win a Windows Home Server” graphic which takes you to the Eval’08 website.

Published Thursday, July 31, 2008 8:04 AM by chobbs


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