Global Knowledge training, and Microsoft library giveaway winners

Microsoft Subnet is happy to announce our next round of winners for our monthly giveaways. Manisha Palsana, a sales CRM/BI administrator for Recall Corp. won the grand prize of a free Microsoft training course of her choosing, worth up to $2,995 from Global Knowledge. Manisha says she's leaning toward taking a SQL Server 2008 course, or learning another cutting technology good for her career. Manisha won by supplying the correct answer to the following trivia question: Question: In the December 1 post made by Brian Egler in his SQL Server Strategies blog, Egler says that technology conferences could become more green if they are patterned after a televised team sport. What is that sport?

Answer: Football

Five lucky readers also won an entire library of five best-selling Microsoft titles generously given away by Pearson Education. And the winners are ...

Alfredo IturraldeTracy HazlettNick LambertzGreg SopotnickPaul Trygar

Each of them won ...

1. The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008 by John Savill, published Oct 1, 2008 by Addison-Wesley Professional (a $59.99 value); Tyson Kopczynski, Pete Handley, and Marco Shaw, published Dec. 5, by Sams (a 49.99 value).

2. Silverlight 2 Unleashed by Laurent Bugnion, published Oct 15, 2008 by Sams (a $49.99 value);

3. Windows Communication Foundation 3.5 Unleashed, 2nd Edition Craig McMurty, Nigel Watling, Matt Winkler, Marc Mercuri published Oct 7, 2008 by Sams (a $49.99 value);

4. Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint 2007 in 24 Hours: Using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 by Mike Walsh, published Sep 24, 2008 by Sams (a $29.99 value);

5. Windows PowerShell 2.0 Unleashed by

(By the way, Tyson Kopczynski is a blogger for Microsoft Subnet currently living in Japan. He regularly writes about PowerShell and is always interested in hearing from readers. Drop him a comment on his blog, if you get a chance.)

Each won the library by correctly answering the following trivia question:

Question: According to the free chapter of Windows PowerShell 2.0 Unleashed posted on Microsoft Subnet (Chapter 2: Basic PowerShell Concepts) there are currently two versions of PowerShell available for download from Microsoft. One of them is PowerShell 1.0 RTW. What is the other version?Answer: PowerShell 2.0 CTP2 You too, can win training and books. Check out the January giveaways posted on the main Microsoft Subnet page. You can win a free Microsoft training course from New Horizons Computer Learning Centers or one of 15 copies of the book Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration by Ross Mistry and Hilary Cotter,

Read an excerpt of the book here.

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