Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes:
- Three Grand Prizes: One of three Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB devices with Type Cover keyboard cover ($828.99 USD Retail Value)
- Twenty-Five First Prizes: One of twenty-five Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers ($150.00 USD Retail Value)
You could win a Microsoft Surface Pro or Certification Exam Voucher!
But Wait! Thereâ€™s More!
In addition to a chance to win one of the prizes above, EVERY ENTRANT will receive our Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 enterprise-grade bare-metal hypervisor software completely free.Â This is a fully functional virtualization hypervisor that supports scalability up to 320 logical processors, 4TB physical RAM, live migration and highly-available clustering.
Hyper-V serves as the virtualization foundation for Private Clouds leveraging Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.
How To Enter the IT Pro â€śCloud OS Challengeâ€ť
You can enter the IT Proâ€śCloud OS Challengeâ€ť Sweepstakes by completing all of the THREE EASY TASKS below to download and build your Private Cloud foundation with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2.Â Be sure to complete the last task to submit your proof-of-completion for entry into this sweepstakes.
- Entries must be received between November 1, 2013 and November 30, 2013 to be eligible. One entry per individual.
- This Sweepstakes is open to all IT Professionals Age 18 and over that are legal residents of the United States.
- Estimated Completion Time: 20 minutes
TASK 1 â€“ Download Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
Download the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 installation bits using the link below.
TASK 2 â€“ Install Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
Install Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 in your lab environment using the installation steps linked below.
TASK 3 â€“ Submit Proof-of-Completion
Complete the steps in this task to submit your proof-of-completion entry into the IT Pro â€śCloud OS Challengeâ€ť Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of the exciting prizes listed above.
- At the console command prompt of your new Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 server, run the following command to collect your server’s configuration:systeminfo >CloudOSConfig.txt
- Copy the CloudOSConfig.txt file created in Step 1 above to a USB storage device or other location that is accessible for sending an email.
- Send a new email message to CloudChallenge@microsoft.com
- IMPORTANT: In the body of the email, include this exact text:
â€śIâ€™ve completed the Microsoft IT Pro Cloud OS Challenge for Hyper-V Server 2012 R2.â€ť
- IMORTANT: Attach the file created in Step 1 into the body of the new email message created above.
- Click the Send button in your email client to submit the email message as your proof-of-completion and sweepstakes entry.
Upon submitting your entry, you will receive a confirmation email within 24-hours.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to IT Professionals who are legal residents of the 50 U.S. states or D.C., 18+. Sweepstakes ends November 30, 2013.Â For Official Rules, see http://aka.ms/CloudChallenge201311Rules.