momentum As I blogged last month: Want Some Help on Piloting Microsoft Technologies like Windows 7?

The program is still looking for people like you to take part, so if you answer yes to any of the following questions send me an email at mhester@microsoft.com

  • Interested in learning more about the newest Microsoft technologies?
  • Need help to evaluate different Microsoft products and features?
  • Willing to test and pilot in production Microsoft beta products?
  • Would like to have access to exclusive forums and Microsoft product support?
  • Want to share your early adoption experience with the IT Pro community world-wide?

Momentum is a Microsoft sponsored program focused on supporting “early adopters” – IT professionals who bet on the newest technologies to drive business value for their companies and advance in their careers The program offers several benefits.  Through the Momentum Portal, participants will have access to the following benefits free of charge for one year:

  • In-Depth Technical Content
  • Managed Forums
  • TechNet+ Direct Subscription
  • PSS Support Requests
  • Webcasts & Architectural Reviews with Product Teams (Selected Projects)

There is one small ask with the program, if you want to participate you will be required to share your experience with the world, via post on my blog, or an interview on the phone that I will screencast.  Take a look here for one of the folks that was a part of the program last year:

MOSS 2007 Upgrade powered by Momentum

I know some of you may be very interested, especially with the recent announcement of a certain product you may have heard of, called Windows 7.  Well that product is supported by the Momentum Program, as well as many other technologies mentioned below:

  • Vista SP1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 7
  • SQL Server 2008
  • Forefront Stirling
  • Hyper-V
  • SCVMM
  • IIS7
  • IE8
  • SharePoint Server
  • OCS 14
  • Exchange Server 14
  • HPC Server 2008
  • SCOM
  • SCCM

Sound like a good program, it is here is what a previous customer said about the program:

"I like the momentum program because it provides an opportunity for IT professionals to test a product and comment on how the process ran. A lot of the time we do not have the time to test a product, document the steps taken and then report back on how the product performed. Due to lack of time, we are pushed to get to the implementation part that you forget to take the time to document the process and any issues that arose. This program gives you that opportunity."

When your ready to get involved and tell your story drop an me email mhester@microsoft.com or please contact one of my teammates (U.S. TechNet Presenters)

[UPDATE for 3/3/2009]  If you sent me a note requesting consideration but didn’t bother to send me your full name or more thand just a subject line of text to get into the program then your email was deleted.  Sorry folks, this is a professional program not a text message from your phone and I will not guess at your name.