November 29, 2006
Power Together = Free Microsoft Product Promo?
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