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Secret Offer - Free Vista or Office 2007 for Developers

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    raymond

    Watch 3 or more webcasts and get a free copy of Vista Business or Office 2007 Pro.

    You should check out:
     
    http://www.powertogether.com/

     for more information.Big Smile


    Very weird ad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SZzAT-S5DQWink

    Is this for real?

    Cool

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    Sven Groot

    US residents only Sad

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    martin_lovi​ck

    Sven Groot wrote:
    US residents only


    surprise surprise

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    Chadk

    martin_lovick wrote:
    
    Sven Groot wrote: US residents only


    surprise surprise

    But.. It sux! [C]

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    Mark Brown

    Its for real. Smiley

    This thing is a marketing campaign of mine and is targeted at developers who are willing to watch 3 or more webcasts (each) to get either a copy of Vista Business or Office Pro.

    The idea is to get developers excited about developing on these two platforms while getting some training information to help them do it. You can also register for one of the many launch events we'll have across the US as well.

    There are some links to the MSDN Forums where you can ask technical questions as well as check out some of the more popular bloggers in both product groups as well.

    Finally you can check out all the C9 screen casts on Office and Vista from there as well.

    FYI: The site appears to be having some technical difficulties probably due to the crush of activity. Just keep trying for now.

    FYI2: I know many of you may have some questions about this. Unfortunately I'm going to be on a long trip with limited access to my favorite place Channel 9 Smiley So please be patient if it takes me a while to get back here.

    Regards,
    Mark

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    Mark Brown

    Chadk wrote:
    
    martin_lovick wrote: 
    Sven Groot wrote: US residents only


    surprise surprise

    But.. It sux!


    Yes, very sorry about that. I work in the US-Sub so there is that to contend with. I don't have the budget to do WW campaigns. There is also a tax issue as well that I wasn't prepared to deal with. If a user decides they want to take both the Vista and Office offer it is a taxable event here in the US since the combined value is over $600. That requires a W9 that we send to the user to be signed and sent back via fax or snail mail before we can ship the second product. Since I can't handle this type of thing for every country in the world you can see where my problem was with trying to do this world wide.

    Sorry about this really.

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    Chadk

    Mark Brown wrote:
    
    Chadk wrote: 
    martin_lovick wrote: 
    Sven Groot wrote: US residents only


    surprise surprise

    But.. It sux!


    Yes, very sorry about that. I work in the US-Sub so there is that to contend with. I don't have the budget to do WW campaigns. There is also a tax issue as well that I wasn't prepared to deal with. If a user decides they want to take both the Vista and Office offer it is a taxable event here in the US since the combined value is over $600. That requires a W9 that we send to the user to be signed and sent back via fax or snail mail before we can ship the second product. Since I can't handle this type of thing for every country in the world you can see where my problem was with trying to do this world wide.

    Sorry about this really.

    It all makes sense then! Smiley
    Shame tho. We need some of the EU marketing divisions to do something like this.

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    AthemeX

    Chadk wrote:
    
    Mark Brown wrote: 
    Chadk wrote: 
    martin_lovick wrote: 
    Sven Groot wrote: US residents only


    surprise surprise

    But.. It sux!


    Yes, very sorry about that. I work in the US-Sub so there is that to contend with. I don't have the budget to do WW campaigns. There is also a tax issue as well that I wasn't prepared to deal with. If a user decides they want to take both the Vista and Office offer it is a taxable event here in the US since the combined value is over $600. That requires a W9 that we send to the user to be signed and sent back via fax or snail mail before we can ship the second product. Since I can't handle this type of thing for every country in the world you can see where my problem was with trying to do this world wide.

    Sorry about this really.

    It all makes sense then!
    Shame tho. We need some of the EU marketing divisions to do something like this.


    ABSOLUTELY !!! Tongue Out

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    stevo_

    < UK

    This is racism at its worst Tongue Out

    Actually I was really gutted.. I even picked tons of casts instead of just the min requirement Sad.

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    jsampsonPC

    On average, how long are the casts? I cannot seem to register Smiley

    Mark, am I required to provide my SSN if I intend to only get Vista?

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    DigitalDud

    I'm getting "Sorry, a System Error Occurred" when I try to register. Anyone else?

    P.S. If anyone submits this to Slashdot or Digg I will punch you.

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    JohnAskew

    jsampsonPC wrote:
    On average, how long are the casts? I cannot seem to register

    Mark, am I required to provide my SSN if I intend to only get Vista?



    What about those of us who make it a rule NOT to use SSN this way?

    Mark?

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    Jack Poison

    DigitalDud wrote:
    I'm getting "Sorry, a System Error Occurred" when I try to register. Anyone else?

    P.S. If anyone submits this to Slashdot or Digg I will punch you.


    Over a dozen times, dude..

    Sad

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    Cybermagell​an

    Jack Poison wrote:
    
    DigitalDud wrote:I'm getting "Sorry, a System Error Occurred" when I try to register. Anyone else?

    P.S. If anyone submits this to Slashdot or Digg I will punch you.


    Over a dozen times, dude..




    Yeah same here...Oh and question, how come I haven't gotten my connect CD key...but these guys can just ship em out?

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    joshburg

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    PaoloM

    As a suggestion, you shouldn't look into any kind of law career Smiley

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    The J

    Not working here, either. Fortunately, according to the offer details, this offer lasts until sometime in February.

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    pathfinder

    Same error for me too.  I will try again later.  There must be a database issue doing an insert.  I am interested in LINQ.  I saw Scott when he was in Phoenix and the technology looked great!!

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