Microsoft launches Get2Modern Contest

Microsoft never misses an opportunity when it comes to convincing Windows users to upgrade to Windows 8. As an attempt, the software giant has organized the so-called ‘Get2Modern Contest‘. The idea is to get SME’s from select Asian countries to upgrade their operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 8.


The software giant believes every organization be it small or medium-sized, needs or rather deserves modern tools for its operations. As such, it’s giving these organizations a chance to win US$6000 worth of ultra-books and tablets with Windows 8 Pro, Office 365 Small Business Premium subscriptions by participating in Get2Modern Contest.

Get2Modern Contest Participation

Get2Modern aims to modernize your business by offering Microsoft goodies for free. To participate, you need to upload a video or a photo of your working environment to any of the following services – SkyDrive, Dropbox, Flickr, Facebook. Please note video must be at least 10MB and in .wmv or .mov format.

Next, in a write-up of 450 characters or less, let Microsoft know why your company wants to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro and the new Office .

Then, submit the link to your video or photo, your write-up, and your personal particulars here.

If you’re lucky to be picked as the winner, you could win US$6,000 worth of IT Makeover prizes

  • Windows 8 Pro ultrabooks and tablets
  • Free 1-year Office 365 Small Business Premium subscription for up to 20 users
  • Migration services from an authorized Microsoft partner
  • Be featured in a Microsoft promotional video

Additionally, you could Qualify for the regional prize* worth US$9,000 consisting of:

  • Additional Windows 8 Pro Ultrabooks and tablets
  • Free 1-year Office 365 Small Business Premium subscription for up to 20 users
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard with OEM hardware
  • Additional Migration services from an authorized Microsoft partner

Get2Modern contest ends on 15th June. It is open to all registered businesses in New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

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