Microsoft gives away car

Microsoft is offering buyers of Office XP the chance to win a GM Lumina SS car, Compaq notebooks and iPaqs and Siemens mobile phones in a competition to celebrate the launch of the latest version of Office

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By  Mark Sutton Published  May 23, 2001

Microsoft has announced details of a competition to win a GM car, as part of the promotion to launch Office XP at the end of the month. The prize draw will be open to anyone who purchases Office XP in the UAE from May 31st. Also up for grabs are two Compaq Armada laptops, five Compaq iPaqs and five Siemens mobile phones.

“We’re pleased to partner with GM, Compaq and Siemens Mobile Phones to offer an executive promotional package to Office XP customers,” said Mazen Shehadeh, product marketing manager at Microsoft GEM. “The improvements made in the latest and best version of Office ever will empower customers to move beyond disconnected applications, services and devices to complete, connected computing experiences that redefine the relationship between people, software and the Internet, which is a step towards Microsoft’s vision of the .Net strategy.”

The promotional offer will be running from 31st of May through to the 31st of July 2001 at the following resellers; Advanced Business Computer, Alpha Data, Blue Bell, CompuMe, Computronic, Carrefour, Jumbo, PC Centre, Plug Inns and Succo.

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