Over the last year I've hosted a number of events to Microsoft partners about Open XML, so it's great to see that, here in the UK, a number of Microsoft Gold and Certified Partners have already taken the opportunity to profile their great work on the Office System Solution Directory.

If, as a Microsoft Partner, you are currently building a solution that uses Open XML, then we want to make sure that everyone knows about it, and as an added incentive, we will be giving away ten Xbox 360™ to the most interesting and innovative use of Open XML.

Full details of the competition are on our "Microsoft UK Developer & Platform ISV Community Team" site at http://isvfasttrack.co.uk/openxml.aspx. In a nutshell, you have to register your solution at the Microsoft Office System Solution Directory, then email ukdev@microsoft.com to register for the competition, before the end of Jan 2008. Check the terms and conditions for full details.

Some of my Microsoft colleagues such as Chris Parkes and Darren Strange are also blogging about this competition, so good luck.