September 4th saw its release: Windows Server 2012, and to celebrate the launch Microsoft has a competition for us: The Launch Game.
To win the game, you have to gain points, which is done by consuming and sharing content. “Every action that allows you to earn points is labelled with that action’s point value. The more you learn and participate, the more you can earn! Earning points moves you up the leader board.”
“Actions include but are not limited to: downloading Windows Server 2012 trial, enabling your Facebook and/or Twitter account in your Profile settings, liking the Windows Server page on Facebook, following the Windows Server Twitter account, watching keynote videos and technical sessions, submitting questions and comments, attending Ask the Experts sessions, and more.”
The contest ends on October 8, 2012 and depending on your final leader board position, you can be entered to win the Grand Prize ($20,000 American Express Travel Voucher + 2 Tickets to any TechEd 2013 Event) or a prize in Tiers 1-3 which includes a number of prizes such as 6 Month Windows Azure Plan, $5,000 American Express Travel Voucher, HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 with Beats Solo HD Headphones, Windows 8 Tablet, 4GB Xbox 360 Console with Kinect Bundle, plus much, much more