Microsoft has a program where by group participation in events and MS downloads user groups can get stuff from Microsoft. I would like to get a couple of Kinects for community development use at CodeChops. (And possibly after that a Windows 8 phone.) I have signed up the Windows Wednesdays events for this purpose and I would like to point out a couple of other download/participation events that are related:
Windows 8 App Development
Windows 8 Phone App Development
Visual Studio Express Download
Free Training Through Microsoft Virtual Academy
It just takes 12 interested people downloading or signing up for one of these items for us to get a Kinect...