We have a few openings on the E12 Technology Adoption Program (TAP) for some small and medium companies (less than 500 employees/users). The E12 TAP program is designed to validate Exchange 12 by having customers test and deploy pre-release builds of the next version of Exchange. This gives participants the opportunity to provide design feedback to the Exchange product development team. During the program you are provided free support from Microsoft Product Support Services for issues with E12. The program timeline requires a commitment from now through the end of 2006.
(On a related note, Ewan wrote a summary about our TAP program last year, check that out for some more info.)
What's in it for TAP customers?
What do I have to commit to in order to participate in the E12 TAP?
What makes a good TAP customer?
Here are some qualities of a great TAP:
I would like to participate. What's next?
[Update 10/18/2005: We have received so many nominations that we are closing nominations and further submissions will not be considered.]
Note: that this is a nomination process, not a guarantee. If the above sounds interesting, send us an email at the address listed above. We'll send you a survey with more detail about the areas of the product you're interested in, and then we'll choose customers to invite to the TAP from those who respond to that survey.
We'll choose customers based on the commitments they're willing to make to the program (both for testing and production), the number of spaces we have open, and how the customer's profile fits into our existing set of TAPs (we want to make sure we have a wide variety of TAPs across many verticals and regions, who don't all plan on using the product in the exact same way).
- KC Lemson