Because It's Everybody's Business
Newsletter - June

Greetings! Welcome to the pilot edition of the mPulse e-newsletter! This is one of the ways for mPulse members to stay informed about Microsoft solutions for the enterprise and up-to-date on the community’s activities. It is also a channel for members to share their experience and expertise in different technology areas for the benefit of the community. Our first issue features:

  • Cloud Computing – Everyone’s talking about the cloud, but what is Microsoft’s cloud story? Find out in the video interview of John Bessey.
  • mPoints – During the mPulse kickoff event back in March, we announced a points system to drive active participation in the community. Find out how it works and view your current standings!

Do send us your feedback! For suggestions and article contributions, email us at biebph@microsoft.com.

Cloud Computing: We're All In.

Businesses should expect the power of the cloud without compromising the privacy, security or control that they have come to expect from business software. Microsoft, bringing over 20 years’ experience with business software and almost 15 years’ experience with cloud computing, is completely committed to the cloud, making most of our widely-used products available in the cloud today. Click here to watch John Bessey’s interview on Microsoft and Cloud Computing on Online with Jerry Liao. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/cloud or download white papers from David Chappell, a thought leader on cloud computing.

mPulse in Review

The past few months have been busy for mPulse. We started off with a Business Continuity Forum followed by the mPulse Kickoff event. From there the Microsoft Employee Club welcomed mPulse members into activities such as photography classes and a Wine Appreciation night, and then in April we held an Office 2010 preview where mPulse members were able to get a glimpse of the new capabilities made possible by Microsoft’s business productivity solutions.

Click here to access presentations from our past events.




Please click HERE to view complete photos 

 

Announcing mPoints!

What are mPoints?

mPoints is a points system to drive participation in mPulse activities and to encourage knowledge-sharing and interaction among peers. An equivalent amount of rewards points allows individuals to redeem prizes such as Microsoft giveaways, GCs and gadgets. Top points earners will be rewarded at the individual and team levels during the CIO Summit in October.


How to Earn mPoints

Activity

Points Earned

Update your Membership Info Attend an Event Attend an Interest Group Activity Create a Discussion Thread on FB*
Contribute to a Discussion on FB*
Follow mPulse on Twitter
Be a Microsoft Event Resource Speaker
Bonus Points** 

1
5
3
2
1
3
25
TBA

*Subject to review
**From time to time, mPulse may call out opportunities to earn bonus mPoints. These will be announced by email and posted on Facebook.  Individual and Team standings will also be posted online and updated after each activity.

Rewards

Every mPoint you earn has an equivalent number of rewards points that you can exchange for different items, such as:

 

Points

mPulse Rewards

10
15
30
50
50
75
85
85
100
125
150

mPulse DriFit Cap
mPulse Golf Umbrella
Movie Passes for 2
mPulse Reversible Jacket
mPulse Black Jacket 
The Spa GC
Sodexho Pass GC
CAV GC
Flip
Samsung Omnia Pro B7320
HTC Phone

*Subject to availability

Current Standings

Below are the team standings as of May 18, 2010. Click here to find out which team you belong to and how many points you have earned to date.

House Standing

House Name

Points

Team Lead

 Windows Server 2008 R2
 Windows 7
 .Net
 Office 2010

107
96
83
55

Mauch Franco
 Leo Tolentino
Earl Ferrer
Jun San Juan

Top 3 Individuals

Name

Points

Manny Dizon
Greg Romero
Reggie Tamayo

46
38
16


Announcements

Exclusive HTC Offer to mPulse Members!

Hurry, get one today at a great price! Limited period only !

 

HTC is offering their two newest phones at a very special price exclusively for mPulse members until June 30, 2010. It's like your PC grew legs! Experience best-in-class messaging with Outlook Mobile and bring your office wherever you go with Office Mobile.

 

Hurry, get one today at a great price! Limited period only !

HTC HD2

 

HTC HD2

 

For more phone details, please click here

 

PHP 26,000 Only

 

PHP 31,990 Usual

 

 

HTC HD mini

 

HTC HD mini

 

For more phone details, please click here

 

PHP 20,200 Only

 

PHP 24,990 Usual

 

 

 

Promotion Terms & Conditions

1)

The above pricing is applicable only for orders received by HTC and CABLE ACCESS as part of the program. It is not applicable to handsets bought through regular retail channels.

2)

The promotion ends by close-of-business on 30 June 2010

3)

HTC/ CABLE ACCESS will do its utmost to fulfill all orders but does not guarantee availability of the handsets listed above.

4)

As this is the best possible price already, HTC regrets that no further discounts are allowed for higher volume orders.

5)

Sets will be standard retail package at the time the order is placed; HTC reserves the right to include any promotional items / gifts at its own discretion

6)

Payment will be via bank transfer.

 

Branch Name & Branch

BDO Quintin Paredes Branch

Account Name

Cable Access Technology Inc.

Account Number

570071968

7)

Once payment is remitted, fax the deposit slip with your Confirmation email to +632 2476381 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              
+632 2476381      end_of_the_skype_highlighting for Cable Access to fulfill the order.

8)

Standard warranty terms and conditions apply to all purchases.

9)

All orders will be fulfilled within 3 working days upon confirmation of payment received by Cable Access. Fax the deposit slip to +632 2476381 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 2476381 end_of_the_skype_highlighting upon payment for Cable Access to fulfill the order.


To order, please click on the link and use the promo code below.
URL :
http://mswep.surfgold.net/default.asp
Promo Code : 036310


For any enquiries, please email to info@microsoft-wep.com

Belated happy birthday to our May birthday celebrants!

11-May Maynard Lalo
21-May Carolyn Floresca
24-May Henry Macasiano
25-May Greg Romero

Are you a June celebrant? Or did we miss your birthday last May?  Let us know by updating your membership details HERE! 

 

Calendar of Events


Date

Time

Event

Venue

8-Jun-10

7:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Future of Business Productivity

Makati Shangri-La Hotel

12-Jun-10

6:30 am - 11:30 am

Golf 101 
(18 Holes)

Valley Golf & Country Club, Antipolo

12-Jun-10

4:30 am

2010 Philippine 
Independence Day
Marathon

Fort Bonifacio
Global City

Click on the event name to view complete details or click here to go to MSEVENT.PH.