[kegswindows] Mindshare Monthly

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  • Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 07:35:00 -0700


A highlight of topics and information
for our Mindshare Members       
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October 2002 


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  <http://microsoft.com/mindshare/images/tabletpc.jpg> Passionate User
Group members will win trip to New York

Mindshare is excited to announce one of its biggest contests ever. Tell
us about your passion for technology and you might win a trip to New
York to see Bill Gates launch the next wave in mobile computing-the
Tablet PC.

We're looking for members of Mindshare-registered User Groups who are
leaders in pushing the technology envelope. If you or somebody in your
group is the kind of person who eats, sleeps and breathes technology, we
want to hear your story. Tell us what you're doing with your PC these
days and how you're sharing that zeal with others. We're most interested
in learning about the interesting, creative, even ground-breaking things
User Group members are doing with their computers these days and how
you're sharing that passion with others.

The top three entrants-as determined by our panel of expert judges-will
be showered with a prize package that includes an exclusive trip for two
to New York to participate in the Tablet PC launch with Bill Gates Nov.
7 and their own brand new Tablet PC. Runner ups will receive a Pocket PC
or an Xbox system autographed by Robbie Bach with a compete set of
Microsoft Xbox games or other great prizes.  

To enter, visit http://www.microsoft.com/mindshare/contest.asp
<http://www.microsoft.com/mindshare>  and tell us your story in 500
works or less. But hurry, time is short. The deadline for entries is
Friday October 18th. After the contest, we'll post some of the best
entries to let you see the coolest things User Group members are doing.

 <http://www.microsoft.com/mindshare/contest.asp>  User Group Zeal


  <http://www.microsoft.com/mindshare/images/promo.gif> Introducing
Insider Live!   

Microsoft eXtreme has become Microsoft Insider Live! 

It's a chance to find out about new Microsoft products before anyone
else and to win a free trip to Vegas and a behind the scenes Microsoft
tour at Comdex or CES
Starting October 5, Microsoft will present Insider Live! on Tech TV,
cable's only 24-hour network devoted to the digital lifestyle. This live
event will give you a first-hand look at new products soon to be
released from Microsoft. It will also offer product demonstrations,
giveaways and a behind the scenes view of Microsoft Research.

Then, with more products than we can fit in the first program, Microsoft
will do it all again in November. All new products, and a whole new
slate of prizes to be won in the Insider Live! sweepstakes. 

While there is only one "live" event per month, each event will have
several repeat airings providing even more chances to win.  

 <http://www.microsoft.com/insider/live>  Visit Insider Live! website 

  <http://www.microsoft.com/mindshare/images/chat.gif> Chat about PC

Mindshare is excited to offer a series of on-line chats with Microsoft
Product Managers specifically for members of computer user groups. These
are on the fourth Monday of every month at 4 p.m. PST/7 p.m. EST. The
next chats are: 

PC Games: Monday, October 28th. We'll have product managers who can tell
you about the diverse collection of games: Age of Mythology, Impossible
Creates, Combat Flight Simulator 3, Asheron's Call 2, Rallisport, Mech
Warrior Mercenaries, Zoo Tycoon Marine Mania Expansion Pack and Links
2003. Guests: Chuck Frizelle (Zoo Tycoon/Rallisport), Christopher Lye
(Asheron's Call 2), Rick Mehler (Age of Mythology), and Darren Trencher
(Impossible Creatures/Mech Warrior). 
Hollywood on your Desktop: Digital Movie Making Monday November 25th.
More than ever, real people are using their computers to edit and share
their videos. Guests: Sheldon Fisher (product planner), Andre Bazire
(Lead Product Manager), Gareth Howell (program manager), Matt
Lichtenberg (co-Author of Microsoft
<http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/4786.asp> R WindowsR Movie Maker
Handbook from Microsoft Press).

Money 2002, Windows XP, Publisher 2002, FrontPage 2002, Senior VP Robbie
Bach and digital photography have been the subjects of previous chats
and you can view the transcripts of those sessions online. 

 <http://www.microsoft.com/mindshare/chats.asp>  Chats with Product



Tablet PC Launch Events - You're Invited 

As members of Mindshare User Groups, you can be among the first to see,
touch and experience the new Tablet PC. This November, Microsoft will be
holding exciting launch events in cities throughout the US and being a
User Group member will give you exclusive access. 
Watch your inbox for more details. 

 <http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/tabletpc/default.asp>  Tablet PC


APCUG National Meeting 

The Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG) is already hard
at work planning the 17th Annual Fall Conference in Las Vegas, November
16 to November 20. 

Microsoft will be sponsoring the Monday Night Dinner again and the fifth
annual Jerry Awards for Community Service projects. Our guest speakers
will be Leo LaPorte <http://www.leoville.com> , host and Managing Editor
of The Screen Savers on Tech TV and Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome.com. In
addition, we have lots of exciting product presentations and goodies in
store, so we encourage you to register early and attend. 

 <http://www.apcug.org/events/comdex/fall2002/index.shtm>  Visit the
APCUG National Meeting site 


New Page for special offers and deals 

Mindshare has arranged for several special deals for User Group members,
including one on Smart Computing Magazine. There is also information on
group's earning 12% on purchases and a 20% discount on Microsoft Press

You can visit the new "Offers" pages to see all the latest. 

 <http://www.microsoft.com/mindshare/offers.asp>  Mindshare Special
Offers Page


Product demos on the Mindshare Website 

User Group members want to stay on the cutting edge of new products and
understand how they can benefit from those products. So we gathered
several Microsoft product managers and asked them to demonstrate their
products' features. 

You can see demos of Digital Image Pro 7.0, Windows XP Media Center
Edition, Windows CE for Smart Displays, Pocket PC, Works 2003 and our
latest mice and keyboards. In addition, webmasters and newsletter
editors should consider checking out "Managing your Group's website with
Front Page 2002" and "Creating your Group's Newsletter in Publisher

 <http://microsoft.com/mindshare/demos.asp> Visit the Mindshare Product
Demos Website 


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