Just an FYI that Microsoft User Research is conducting a study focusing on design ideas for the next version of System Center Configuration Manager from January 12 to January 23, 2009. This is a great opportunity for Configuration Manager Users who have experience working with System Center Configuration Manager to provide feedback and help improve the user experience of the next version.

The study will be conducted in a lab setting on Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, Washington, and it is important for you to know that you do not need to prepare anything for this. We want to learn from you, the experts, to determine what needs to be improved in our software. As a token of our appreciation each participant will receive a gift item they select from a list of some of Microsoft's most popular hardware and software titles.

If you're going to be in or around Redmond and you're interested in participating, please email us at itusable@microsoft.com with ConfigMgr in subject line.