Azure DevOps Community Launch

Official Rules


These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Azure DevOps Community Launch Events Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). Microsoft Corporation is the sponsor (“Sponsor”).


In these Rules, “Microsoft”, “we”, “our”, and “us”, refer to Sponsor and “you” and “yourself” refers to a Sweepstakes participant. “Event” refers to the Azure DevOps Community Launch events held globally from September 10, 2018 to March 10, 2019. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor) agree to be bound by these Rules.


The Sweepstakes will operate from September 10, 2018 to March 10, 2019 (“Entry Period”).


Open to any registered Event attendee 18 years of age or older. Minors must have consent of a parent or legal guardian. Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, and the family members of each (dependents, immediate family members, and individuals residing in the same household) are not eligible. Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Region of Crimea, and where prohibited. For business/tradeshow events: If you are attending the Event in your capacity as an employee, it is your sole responsibility to comply with your employer’s gift policies. Microsoft will not be party to any disputes or actions related to this matter. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INCLUDING EDUCATORS: Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government and public sector employees are not eligible for this promotion.


To enter, attend any of the community events that are running and complete and submit a survey to receive one Sweepstakes entry. If you are presenting, you automatically receive one Sweepstakes entry. The entry limit is One entry per event that you attend or present at. We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, damaged, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address, social media profile, or other method used to enter.


Pending confirmation of eligibility, potential prize winners will be selected by Microsoft or their Agent from among all eligible entries received within 7 days following each event. Winners will be notified within 7 days following the Event with winner instructions, including a prize claim deadline. Winners will be notified via the contact information provided during entry and may be required to complete a prize claim and tax form (“Forms”). If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any Forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing. Only three alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded.


The following prizes will be awarded: Fifty (50) Grand Prize (s). Each attendee winner will receive: A(n) Adafruit kit: Microsoft IoT pack with Raspberry Pi 3. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $114.95. Ten (1) Grand Prize (s). Each presenter winner will receive: A(n) Monetary giftcard (Visa card). Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $200.00. 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 total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $7,747.50 We will only award one (1) prize(s) per attendee or presenter. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. 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 complete and return prize claim and / or tax forms (“Forms”) within the deadline stated in the winner notification. Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. By accepting a prize, you agree that Microsoft may use your entry, name, image and hometown 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.


The odds of winning are based on the number and/or quality of eligible entries received.


To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won. All local laws apply. The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding. We reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Sweepstakes, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Sweepstakes cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes. Rules violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and may be banned from participation in Microsoft Sweepstakes.


Send email to with the subject line “Azure DevOps Community Launch winners” within 30 days of March 10, 2019 to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.


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