Software giant Microsoft has started a competition, the Windows Server 2003 Challenge, that promises prizes to resellers and customers who are willing to share details about successful implementations of the Windows Server 2003 product.
Microsoft has even come up with prizes to help it find success stories. Partners are being offered an FPP edition of Windows Server 2003 and an all-expenses-paid trip to TechEd in San Diego or the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Canada.
Customers are being offered a choice of $US5000 cash or $US15,000 worth of prizes (such as 42-inch plasma screen televisions, all-expenses-paid trips to TechEd, PCs, notebooks and XBox consoles).
All partners and customers need do is tell Microsoft how the product now benefits the organisation and its customers. The Microsoft website has more details.
Microsoft’s Windows server product manager, Michael Leworthy, told ARN that the vendor would use entries during celebrations for the first anniversary of the product being held in April.