I'm a sucker for contests with fabulous prizes and also for PR people who send me pitches that are (gasp) relevant. So I'm passing along a chance for readers to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the upcoming Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The contest is being sponsored by Workshare, a provider of document collaboration software that earlier this year introduced a product called Workshare Point that provides integration between Microsoft Office products and SharePoint.
(Here I must thank the company's director of marketing for reading my post "Putting SharePoint Genie Back into the Bottle," and astutely determining some of my readers might be interested in attending this conference. This probably wouldn't earn a shout-out if my email inbox wasn't so new cluttered with "story ideas" about iPhone gambling applications and new social networks geared toward just about every conceivable audience except business professionals.)
To win the trip, all folks have to do is prove they have a governance plan for SharePoint. Ha, just kidding. Workshare wants to get more than five entries. To win, entrants must follow @Workshare on Twitter and tweet the exact phrase: I'm entering to win a trip to the MS#SharePoint Conference 2011 from @Workshare - Enter here: http://bit.ly/kCaYOz
According to Workshare, contestants may enter up to three tweets every day until the contest ends on Aug. 26. The lucky winner will be announced on
the Workshare blog on Aug. 31.
The Microsoft SharePoint Conference is scheduled for Oct. 3-6 in Anaheim and offers over 200 sessions. You know what, I suspect many of the sessions will stress the importance of having a solid business case and governance plan for SharePoint. Speakers will include SharePoint 2010 customers, Microsoft partners, Microsoft MVPs and Microsoft Certified Masters.
Workshare will pick up the tab for airfare, lodging and an all-access pass to the conference. (Maximum value is $3,000.) Good luck and happy tweeting!