November 29, 2006

Power Together = Free Microsoft Product Promo?

Microsoft is was apparently offering free licenses of Vista Business or Office 2007 for those who can sit still long enough to get through three 'qualifying web casts and/or virtual lab sessions within 30 days of registration'. Participants or employees of companies in the Microsoft Partner Program or Developer Network are ineligible. Offers expire on February 28, 2007, or while supplies last [all gone now, folks].

I was initially concerned that this might be a scam, because the site is suspiciously registered in the UK but the promo is available only for US users, and requires participants who qualify for both gifts to submit a W9 form once they've completed said requirements. However, the site does use MS nameservers, and I found this thread on Microsoft's Channel 9 where a Microsoftie claims ownership of the promotion, explains the tax issue, and takes some heat from the excluded Europeans. ;)

As always for such things, caveat emptor, but seems like a good deal for those of us who can take advantage of the offer.

Posted by Lewis Francis at November 29, 2006 9:02 PM

There are no more free gifts, unless you have already signed up and got in on the deal.

Posted by: flcpl at December 1, 2006 11:04 PM

Heh, thanks for the update; "while supplies last" indeed!

Posted by: Lewis Francis at December 2, 2006 11:36 AM

Just got my free copy of Vista Business today from power together. Can't believe that thing was legit.

Posted by: Spectre at January 25, 2007 8:59 PM

Sadly, I wrote this post instead of watching the webcast and missed out. Glad some of you were able to take advantage of the offer! ;)

Posted by: Lewis Francis at January 26, 2007 9:13 AM

I had a microsoft product number the one with 25 chariteristics that you put in the box to keep doing what it is your doing. thanks

Posted by: yugoslav48 at May 19, 2008 3:45 PM
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