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From April 15 – 17, the general public was invited to step into infinity and discover new insights at the Microsoft Infinity Room in San Francisco, California.

If you didn’t have a chance to see this one-of-a-kind experience in person, take the 360-degree virtual tour of the Microsoft Infinity Room and check out photos from the #InsightsAwait photo contest.

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  • The Microsoft Infinity Room was super awesome! #InsightsAwait #Klout
  • Testing out #Microsoft #infinityRoom. The #insightsAwait at the #embarcadero #sanFrancisco. #mirror #silhouette #silhouettes
  • I entered the mystery box again #InsightsAwait #infinityroom #mirrors http://t.co/RvS8k0LZbR
  • Suspended infinity ✨
  • Traveled to outer space w/ @k_mao #insightsawait
  • Went to SF, spent basically 20 min looking at these things. Kinda underwhelmed... Looked nice, though. #InsightsAwait #Klout
  • #InsightsAwait #Klout #bigdata #Microsoft provided some amazing statistics and a show to go along with it. They are on to something here.
  • Super trippy interactive commercial #InsightsAwait
  • #InsightsAwait... A #mirror #selfie I snapped while inside #Microsoft's Infinity Room. Thanks for the #VIP pass, #Klout! #datavisualization #selfies #mirrorselfie #mirrorselfies #light #dark #reflection #googleglass #throughglass
  • #InsightsAwait This room is destroying my mind.
  • Dude's flash went off right when I took my photo. #insightsawait
  • The world of #bigdata. I like what #Microsoft did with their #marketing :) #insightsawait #infinityroom #experientialmarketing #SF #EmbarcaderoCenter
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Thank you for your interest in participating in the #InsightsAwait photo contest at the Microsoft Infinity Room!

The contest entry period is officially over. Check out the SQL Server Facebook page for more details about the winner – to be announced on or around April 27, 2014.

Want to learn more about the Microsoft Infinity Room?

MICROSOFT #INSIGHTSAWAIT PHOTO SWEEPSTAKES 
OFFICIAL RULES


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. 


PLEASE NOTE:  It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions such as the Microsoft #Insightsawait Photo Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”).  If you are participating in violation of your employer’s policies, you may be disqualified from entering or receiving prizes.  Microsoft disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in compliance with the employer’s policies.


GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government employees are not eligible.


WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?

This Sweepstakes starts at 11AM, local time, on April 15, 2014, and ends at 7PM, local time, on April 18,  2014 (“Entry Period”).

Entries must be received within the Entry Period to be eligible.


CAN I ENTER?

You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at time Entry:

•You are an attendee of the Microsoft Infinity Room Event (“Event”) 13 years of age or older; and

•If you are a minor you must have parent or legal guardian permission to enter and your parent or legal guardian must accept all of these Official Rules

•You are NOT event exhibitor support personnel; and

•You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation, or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and

•You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, any person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Sweepstakes.

 

This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.


HOW DO I ENTER?

To enter you must have a free Instagram account available at www.instagram.com or a free Twitter account available at www.Twitter.com or a free Facebook account available at Facebook.com. To sumit an Entry, visit the Microsoft sponsored “Infinity Room” Event and take a photo of yourself or the room.  You must have permission from any recognizable person in the photo to submit it as an Entry in this Contest and to be used as described in these Official Rules. Then login to your personal Instagram or Twitter account and  post the photo  using the hashtag #InsightsAwait.  Photos may also be entered by uploading directly to the contest site at http://msft.it/InsightsAwaitFB. The photo you submit will be referred to as your “Entry.” All requested information must be provided for an Entry to be eligible. 

Limit ten unique entries per person. The same photo may not be entered multiple times. We are not responsible for Entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for Entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.

We will automatically disqualify:

·  Any incomplete or illegible Entry; and

·  Any Entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the Entry limit described above.


WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZES

On or around the close of the Event, we or our agency will randomly select one Grand Prize Winner  from among all eligible Entries received. 

(1) Grand Prize: An Xbox One console.  Approximate Retail Value  (ARV) $499.99

The ARV of electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed.  We will determine the value of the prize to be the fair market value at the time of prize award.

The ARV of all prizes: $499.99

Limit one Prize per person during the Entry Period, regardless of the number of Events attended. 


WINNER NOTIFICATION

Winners will be on or around 7 days following the close of the Entry Period.  Winners will be notifed via messaging to the Instagram or Twitter account used to submit the Entry.   If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim a prize within a reasonable amount of time, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be randomly selected, time allowing.  


GENERAL CONDITIONS

Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prize winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and W-9 tax  form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If a selected winner fails to return the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release or W-8 BEN form, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected.  Your odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries we receive. In the event of a dispute all decisions of Microsoft are final. 

By entering this Sweepstakes you agree:

·  To abide by these Official Rules; and

·  To release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won; and

·  That by accepting a prize, Microsoft may use of your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Sweepstakes, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.


WINNERS LIST AND SPONSOR

The winner will be posted  at http://www.facebook.com/SQLServer on or around April 27, 2014 and will remain posted for 30 days. 

This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052.


PRIVACY STATEMENT

At Microsoft, we are committed to protecting your privacy.  Microsoft uses the information you provide to notify prize winners, and to send you information about other Microsoft products and services, if requested by you.  Microsoft will not share the information you provide with third parties without your permission except where necessary to complete the services or transactions you have requested, or as required by law.  Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of your personal information.  We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above.

If you believe that Microsoft has not adhered to this statement, please notify us  by sending email to
v-lynnm@microsoft.com or postal mail to Microsoft Privacy, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 USA, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remedy the situation.