December 5, 2011 6:23 pm

Microsoft (including Windows!) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Today

By / Senior Program Manager, Windows Insider Program

Did you catch today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show? Today’s show marked Day 3 in Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways (a segment she does regularly on her show). The theme of today’s segment was all about staying connected with your family and friends over the holidays.

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In honor of today’s theme, Ellen revealed that lucky audience members will receive Microsoft products – all available from the Microsoft Store! The full giveaway package includes:

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An Acer Aspire S3 – a very sleek, thin and light Windows PC. This PC can resume from sleep in nearly 2 seconds! It also has a “deep sleep” feature so that when it is sleeping, it conserves battery life. You can buy this PC here at the Microsoft Store.

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Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 – includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and one of my personal favorite apps – OneNote! You can buy this Office suite here at the Microsoft Store.

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2 Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 webcams – perfect for use with their Acer Aspire S3! But why did folks get 2 webcams you might be asking? So that they can give the 2nd webcam to a family member and stay connected through the holidays by video chatting with them via Windows Live Messenger (or Skype)! You can buy this webcam here at the Microsoft Store.

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A HTC Radar 4G Windows Phone which includes 6 months of service from T-Mobile and a $25 giftcard to the Windows Phone Marketplace to buy apps and games with! Oh, and this phone comes with all the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) awesomeness too! You can buy this Windows Phone here from the Microsoft Store.

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An Xbox 4GB Bundle with Kinect – includes a 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold membership. Now is the perfect time to have an Xbox and Kinect especially with the Xbox update coming tomorrow (Dec. 6th) which includes lots of new features (like Bing!) and custom applications from leading TV and entertainment providers. Trust me – you want an Xbox and Kinect in your living room. You can buy this Xbox bundle here from the Microsoft Store.

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3 Xbox Kinect games – Dance Central 2 (buy here from the Microsoft Store), Kinect Sports: Season 2 (buy here from the Microsoft Store), and Kinect Disneyland Adventures (buy here from the Microsoft Store). I picked up Kinect Sports: Season 2 and have a feeling my family and I will be playing a lot of darts and golf over the holidays!

I don’t know about you but this is one heck of a giveaway package! If you missed today’s Ellen Show segment, you can watch it here:

Click here for a complete list of the items showcased during today’s Ellen Show 12 Days of Giveaways segment.