Microsoft wants to send you to New York and meet the X-men First Class stunt team


Love all things X-men and want to see the stunt coordinators behind the upcoming summer movie X-men First Class? Well, it’s as easy as opening a new email address. Microsoft is giving a chance for a lucky consumer to go to New York and witness the stunt guys do their thing by simply using Windows Live Hotmail and Microsoft Office Web Apps. We’ve included the original press release below, which has links to the official contest page with the complete instructions. You’ll need to hurry though, as you only have until Tuesday, May 31, 2011 to qualify.

Win a trip to the X-MEN First Class Stunt School with Windows Live Hotmail

and Microsoft Office Web Apps

12 May 2011, Manila, Philippines – Today, Microsoft Philippines announces the beginning of its consumer campaign, giving Filipinos the chance to travel to New York and witness the breathtaking performances of official X-MEN: First Class stunt coordinators by simply using Windows Live Hotmail and Microsoft Office Web Apps.

To join, participants must visit the contest webpage ( and accomplish a few easy steps.

First, participants should register with their name, contact number, country of residence, year of birth, enter their Hotmail/MSN/Live e-mail address, and briefly state who their favorite X-MEN character is and why. Next, they must select one out of three Office Web Apps tasks to accomplish, choosing among “Decode Xavier in Word”, “Magneto’s order in PowerPoint”, or “Beat Beast in Excel”.

The chosen task will be sent to the participant’s Hotmail/MSN/Live e-mail address. All participants must follow the steps as enumerated in the e-mail in order to complete a qualified entry by Tuesday, May 31, 2011, for a chance to win an X-MEN: First Class Movie Hamper or a trip to the X-MEN: First Class Stunt School in New York, USA, from June 17-21, 2011*.

“Through this campaign, we are encouraging Filipinos to explore the endless possibilities of the Web,” said Femee Cruz, Information Worker Product manager, Microsoft Philippines. “With Office Web Apps, we are giving Filipinos the power to be increasingly productive and have control over all documents right at their fingertips.”

In the local market, Microsoft recently announced the availability of Office Web Apps, the Web version of the world’s most popular productivity suite, Microsoft Office, designed to increase users’ productivity by allowing them to work from virtually anywhere.

Office Web Apps are convenient, lightweight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, which make it easy for users to do more and can be used to access, share and work on Office documents from any place with an Internet connection, and with the familiarity and confidence that they are operating in the Office experience created by Microsoft.

Its seamless integration with Office gives users the ability to quickly and easily switch from working on documents on the PC or in the browser, making it easy to bring ideas to life at home, school or work using any device. Office Web Appsalso makes it so much easier to share and collaborate with colleagues, classmates and friends partnered with Windows Live.

“There have been significant developments in the way Filipinos are using the Web. Microsoft recognizes these changes and we are optimizing user productivity and taking their experiences to a whole new level with the introduction of Office Web Apps,” concluded Cruz.

* The grand prize winner is entitled to one (1) single ticket to the X:MEN FIRST CLASS STUNT SCHOLL in New York, inclusive of return flight tickers and 4D3N accommodation, plus two (2) tickets to the local X:MEN FIRST CLASS movie premiere. Airline and accommodations are subject to Microsoft’s discretion.