What you need to know
- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced Microsoft's participation in the "All In Challenge," which allows people to potentially win a grand prize for donating to combat hunger around the globe.
- Microsoft has offered two prizes to buy entries for: an extensive tour of Microsoft's offices, and a walk-on role on the upcoming Halo TV show.
- Price of entry in the sweepstakes begins at $10, and the entry cap per person is 200.
- All proceeds go towards Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced that Microsoft is participating in the "All In Challenge," which is a special sweepstakes that allows people to potentially win prizes by donating to combat hunger. Microsoft has offered up two prizes for grabs. The first is a full tour of Microsoft's headquarters that will give you an opportunity to see how Microsoft operates and a chance to speak with Microsoft engineers and employees. In addition, you'll also get to have a 30-minute mentoring session with Satya Nadella himself. The second prize is an opportunity to get a walk-on role in the upcoming Halo TV show that is expected to come sometime in 2021; on top of being in the show itself, you'll also get to meet and have a workout session with the actor who plays Master Chief, Pablo Schreiber, as well as spend time interacting with different props and set pieces. Both prizes include travel and lodging coverage, and you can take a friend with you as well.
If you want to enter and have a chance at winning these prizes, you can do so by heading to this page and selecting the prize you want to shoot for. Entry costs start at $10 for 10 entries, but you can get significantly more entries then that by selecting one of the larger donation amounts. The entry cap per person is 200, though, so be aware of that. To learn more about the specific details of each prize, make sure to check them out using the link above. All of the proceeds from these sweepstakes go towards Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry — all of which are highly-respected organizations.
What do you think of this sweepstakes? Personally, I think it's awesome, and I hope that plenty of funds are raised as a result of it. The world needs all of the positivity it can get right now, and I sincerely hope that as a result of this sweepstakes, many people end up getting supplies they need.
Our favorite Surface accessories from Microsoft
Every one of these valuable Surface accessories is Windows Central Approved and guaranteed to please.
Surface Precision Mouse ($77 at Amazon)
The Surface Precision Mouse is not only one of favorite Surface accessories, it's one of our favorite mice for any PC. It's packed with valuable features and customizable buttons. Its scrolling and tracking are seamless and spot-on. And it's rechargeable so you never have to buy new batteries for it.
Surface Pen (From $72 at Amazon)
Every Surface owner needs this Pen. Period. It supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt support for shading density, and enjoys supremely low latency. When paired with a Surface PC, the potential is endless. And it comes in a bunch of cool colors.
Surface Dock ($136 at Amazon)
With two Mini DisplayPorts, four USB-A 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm audio jack, this dock gives you the ports you need to stay connected to all your favorite devices. Plus, it easily turns your Surface into a desktop power hub. We highly recommend it.
Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories
Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.
PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)
This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.
ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)
This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.
Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)
Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.
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