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Today we are announcing the opening of the Technology Adoption Program nominations for the next release of System Center Configuration Manager.
The Technology Adoption Program is designed to provide a consistent experience for Microsoft customers to obtain real-world customer feedback on Microsoft pre-release products.
There are many benefits for our TAP customers, to name a few:
Building on over 14 years of systems management industry experience, Configuration Manager (formerly SMS) is the world leader in software distribution, OS deployment, HW/SW inventory and more. Moving forward, there are both new capabilities as well as enhancements to existing product functionality that form the investments for engineering.
Over the coming year the next release of Configuration Manager will move into a public beta. Even at this early stage, we want to ensure that it is the highest quality release possible; the TAP program helps significantly in this effort.
I would like to highlight for you briefly what the investment pillars for this next release are, and over the coming months we will continue to go deeper on these areas with different product folks through interviews, online chats and other forms of content.
The next release of Configuration Manager will focus on a few main areas:
We hope to see a strong interest in this TAP program, and we want to ensure as many organizations are engaged as possible. The team is limited in resource, and as a result, not every TAP nomination can be accepted. Completion/Submission of the TAP nomination form is not a guarantee of acceptance. All completed nominations are evaluated to ensure the right fit, priorities and alignment of goals are present.
The TAP is not your only avenue to access the next release of ConfigMgr. There are other ways you be able to experience the product before release, such as the public beta programs. Stay tuned to this blog for further announcements.
Link to Nomination Survey is here. More information about the Microsoft TAP program can be found here. System Center product information can be found here.
Thanks for your time
Jeff Wettlaufer Sr. Technical Product Manager System Center