We are excited to offer an exclusive opportunity for customers to participate in an upcoming Microsoft beta program. In the coming months, a new Microsoft desktop management service will be made available to a limited number of customers to obtain their feedback and input.  We are seeking customers primarily in the core midmarket space, but are also interested in recruiting customers from the enterprise space as well.  Prospective candidates must be based in the US, Canada, Mexico, or Puerto Rico.

Microsoft System Center Online Desktop Manager is a hosted IT management solution based on Microsoft System Center management technologies that provides the capability to secure, update, monitor, configure, troubleshoot and collect inventory from a single, Web-based console.

This new IT management service is designed for customers who want an integrated desktop management solution without the overhead associated with installing and maintaining an on-premises management infrastructure.

Features for this initial beta include:

· Anti-malware protection

· Microsoft updates management

· Desktop configuration

· IT asset inventory and software license management

Additional features and capabilities will be introduced in later beta releases.  More information about System Center Online Desktop Manager can be found here (http://www.microsoft.com/online/system-center.mspx).

Participation Criteria:

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity and reside in North America, complete the following survey no later than October 26th, 2009: https://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=2418&InvitationID=SCO-DMYG-BYB6&SiteID=310

Customers selected to participate you will be notified via email no later than November 1, 2009.  Selected participants should be prepared to deploy the SCODM client to a number of test machines, participate in newsgroup discussions, and provide feedback. We are accepting a limited number of participants, and an invitation into the program is not guaranteed.  We want to ensure we get good coverage across our target market segments, geographically across NA, and are looking for people who are prepared to actively participate.