IT professionals run into interesting and complex challenges on a daily basis, and often need to come up with creative, imaginative and on-the-fly solutions to fix problems and keep a business running. Dealing with servers and operating system migrations are no different, and can present a handful of situational complexities for IT pros to face and overcome. All in a day’s work for the seasoned IT pro!

 Dell and Microsoft want to hear a particular challenge you’ve faced while migrating operating systems or handling servers and the unique and innovative way you’ve solved the problem by participating in their Ultimate Tech Challenge

The premise is simple – answer one of the following questions based on experience you’ve had on the job:

 1.     What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced with Windows OS migration and how did you solve it?

 2.     How do you best use SSD as a storage option with Microsoft Windows Server for optimal performance and cost? 

Dell and Microsoft will select their favorite responses from those received and turn them into a white papers that highlights the problem and unique solutions utilized to solve it. It’s a great way to get your name and creative thinking out to the masses, and the selected winner will also receive a Dell XPS 12 (valued at $899.99) for being chosen!

 Entering is easy – just share your challenge and solution by responding in the comments to this blog post for OS Migration, or this blog post for Servers. You can also answer either question by emailing your response to Submit your entry by 12/26/2013 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Dell and Microsoft will be reaching out to selected winners shortly after the entry submission period.

Good luck, IT pros! We look forward to your responses.

 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 12/26/2013. By submitting your entry, you agree to be contacted by a Dell representative for the purposes of winner notification and white paper collaboration. For Official Rules, visit

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