The Microsoft Connect site is a connection point between you and Microsoft, and ultimately the larger community.
You can participate in Microsoft Connect in several ways, such as downloading the latest software and written material, taking surveys, exchanging ideas in newsgroup forums, and, most importantly, providing and reviewing feedback about your experiences.
Your feedback enables Microsoft to make software and services the best that they can be, and you can learn about and contribute to exciting projects. You can find out further details about how to participate below.
Here is an example of the 'connections' available:
To find out how to get started, following this link: Microsoft Connect - Get Involved Early! Are you connected?