Did you know that the Microsoft user experience research community has ongoing opportunities for you and others in your organization to engage with early product design and evaluation activities, to help us shape it to be the best ever for you?   

Enroll now in the usability participant database to be invited to relevant upcoming activities over the next few years!  No pre-commitment is required, you can say "no" to any invitation.  See our privacy policy and how to sign up at http://www.microsoft.com/usability/default.mspx.

These activities cover the full range of Microsoft products - we recruit many types of information workers, business decision makers, IT administrators, software developers, help desk personnel, and individual consumers (for example, game-players), and even kids (with parental permission/oversight!). 

Sign up now to be included in brainstorming sessions and prioritization exercises, in early task-flow modeling, in usage scenario evaluations and refinements, in early concept prototype evaluations, and in hands-on tests of early code. Many of these activities are held on the Redmond campus, but you can also engage in remote testing and other collaborative sessions, from your own desk over Microsoft Office Live Meeting. This research program is aimed to make sure we best enable your potential, your needs and your desires, in all products and solutions we create for you.

Note:  Feel free to forward this to others in your organization that you believe might be interested and have useful evaluative input!!!

- Candace Soderston