In conjunction with yesterday's launch of Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008 and Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008, Microsoft has kicked off a "Dream Server" contest. If you're a legal resident of the United States or Canada (except Quebec), at least 18 years old, and an "authorized representative" of a small or midsized business, you can go to http://www.thedreamserver.com and enter to win one of the shiny new products.

 

Other than typing some quick bits of personal information, you just need to describe your business dream (in 150 or fewer characters). The website's link to the sweepstakes rules didn't work for me, but apparently winners will be drawn at random on December 11, 2008, and January 11, 2009.

 

Could be a nice payoff for a few minutes of work!

 

For more about EBS 2008 and SBS 2008, see the following articles:

"Microsoft Ships Small and Medium Business Servers"

"What You Need to Know About Windows Essential Business Server 2008"

"Essential Business Server Fills Gap in Windows Server Product Line"

"Pricing and Licensing for Windows Essential Server Solutions"

"What You Need to Know About Windows Small Business Server 2008"

"Recent Microsoft Documentation Releases for Small Business Server 2008"