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As many of you know, Excel - our beloved app - has reached the ripe old age of 25. In internet years, that's like 200 years old! To celebrate we're kicking off what we hope will be a fun contest centered on fond memories of Excel. The idea is to use this moment in time for Excel users (sorry limited only to the US) to share their favorite memory of how they've used the app, what they love about the app, etc. The stakes: we're giving away two Xbox & Kinect packages to two people. This is a "popularity contest" so getting your friends to vote for your submission is paramount.
The contest is being run on the Excel Facebook page, so check there for more details on how to enter and get involved. Below are the rules & conditions for the contest, so be sure to read through these before entering.
We hope you'll join us in the celebration, and if you're up for sharing a favorite memory good luck on winning!
MICROSOFT EXCEL SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE - OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:
These are the official rules that govern how the Microsoft "Excel Social Media Challenge" promotion will operate. In these rules, "we," "our," and "us" refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of this Challenge. "You" refers to an eligible entrant.
The object of this challenge is to celebrate Excel's 25th anniversary by recognizing memories that demonstrate fun ways people are using (have used) Excel. For purposes of this challenge, each memory you submit will be called an entry. All eligible entries will be judged using the criteria described below to determine the winners of the prizes described below.
WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?
This promotion starts at 12:01 AM Pacific Time (PT) on January 10, 2011 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on January 31, 2011 ("Entry Period").
CAN I ENTER?
You are eligible to enter this Challenge if you meet the following requirements at time entry:
This Challenge is void outside the geographic area described above and wherever else prohibited by law.
HOW DO I ENTER?
You can enter the contest through the Excel @ 25 application on the Facebook platform. You can also find the application on the Excel @25 tab on the Excel Facebook page. During the Entry Period, visit http://www.facebook.com/microsoftexcel and follow the links and instructions to register for the promotion and submit your Excel memory. We will only accept one (1) entry per person. We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.
WHAT CONSTITUTES AN ELIGIBLE ENTRY?
To be eligible for voting, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:
- Your memory must be less than 1000 characters
- Your memory must be in the English language
- OPTIONAL: Your submission can include up to one (1) additional link pointing to a blog site, Excel file, or other supporting information.
Entries may NOT contain, as determined by us, in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that:
We reserve the right to reject any entry, in our sole and absolute discretion, that we determine does not meet the above criteria.
HOW WILL MY ENTRY BE POTENTIALLY USED?
Other than what is set forth below, we are not claiming any ownership rights to your entry. However, by submitting your entry, you:
Please note that following the end of this Contest your entry may be posted on a website selected by us for viewing by visitors to that website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry.
If you do not want to grant us these rights to your entry, please do not enter this Contest.
WINNER DETERMINATION AND PRIZES
Throughout the challenge Entry Period, entries will be posted in an online gallery on the application webpage for public voting. Fans of the Excel Facebook Community will have the opportunity to view and vote for their favorite entry. Voting will close at 11:59 PM PT on January 31, 2011. Limit: Each individual may vote one (1) time per entry throughout the challenge Entry Period.
The top (2) entries that receive the highest number of votes will be the potential winners. Winners will be announced on the Excel Facebook page around February 4, 2011.
In its sole discretion, Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate winner should the voting appear to have been tampered with or manipulated in any way. In case of a tie, the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will select the potential winner. Each potential Contest winner will be notified by email within seven (7) days after the close of the challenge (1/31/2011). Multiple voters are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any voter to obtain more than the stated number of votes by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that voter's votes and that voter may be disqualified. Use of any automated program to vote will result in disqualification.
Two (2) Grand Prizes. An Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $499.00 each.
If you are one of the two winners, we will notify you by sending an email within seven (7) days of the close of the Challenge. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award the prize to an alternate winner.
If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the email account used to enter the Challenge. If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select a runner-up.
If you are confirmed as a winner of the Challenge:
WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS AM I AGREEING TO BY ENTERING?
By entering this Challenge you agree:
WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS CHALLENGE IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED?
This Challenge will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Challenge.
WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE CHALLENGE CAN'T RUN AS PLANNED?
If someone cheats, or a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and/or integrity of this Challenge, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Challenge. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Challenge, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Challenge.
If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Challenge by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Challenge, so please play fairly.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHO WON?
For a list of winners who received a prize worth $25.00 or more, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
Requests received more than one month following winner confirmation will not be fulfilled.
WHO IS SPONSORING THIS CHALLENGE?
WHO IS ADMINISTRATING THIS CHALLENGE?
Spring Creek Group
311 Occidental Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104
I'm wanting to create a spreadsheet that lists names and performance readiness for employees. What I'd like to see at the end of my efforts is the users' ability to quickly click in a readiness column for an employee and that employee's data (name, dept., function and readiness level) roll up to a different workbook within the file. So if I have a choice of Ready Now, Ready in 1 year, or Ready in 2 Years, I could click one of those readiness columns. All employees' data is listed on this (master) sheet, and then each readiness level is broken out on a different sheet. John Smith, for example, would be considered Ready Now and his data would copy to that sheet. Is this possible? Please tell me it, or some facsimile of this option is available...thanks!
Excel is a Marvelous software.