We were totally impressed with the quality of the entries for our Windows Server 2012 blogger competition. Picking the best was really difficult, but we have chosen our three contenders. Plus: check out some of the other impressive photo submissions.
The three lucky winners, who will travel to TechEd 2012 on the Gold Coast and blog for us about Windows Server 2012 as it launches in Australia, are:
- David Klemke
- Terry Lynch
- Craig Naumann
As well as travelling to Tech Ed, our finalists have won:
• A $1299 Asus Zenbook UX32VD-R3001V to use when writing their daily report from the show. The stylish 13.3-incher packs a Core i5 processor and has two-second resume with auto backup and recovery.
• A Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone (valued at $899) to shoot video and photos at the event
After the event, we'll be picking our favourite from these three as the inaugural Windows Server 2012 blogger for Australia, and will write a series of posts looking at their experience with Windows Server 2012 in the run-up to its official launch in October. To make that task easier:
• The winner will receive an HP ProLiant MicroServer with 8GB RAM and 2x 1-terabyte hard drives (valued at $1539) to test out everything that Windows Server 2012 has to offer.
Thanks again to everyone who entered, and be sure to check out all our TechEd 2012 and Windows Server 2012 coverage on Lifehacker from next week -- it's going to be massive, with news stories, blog posts, video and more!
To whet your appetite, here are some of the other pictures submitted as part of the entries which we really enjoyed (we have left out a couple of good ones because of personal details).
Click any picture for a full-size version (and to access the rest via a clickable gallery).