Psst! Want to be on the Windows Server virtualization Technology Adoption Program ?

On Friday the Windows Server virtualization (WSv) team opened nominations for the Technology Adoption Programme (TAP) for Windows Server virtualization  aka Viridian. The nomination process closes on May 16th

I should explain that a TAP is designed to be an opportunity for collaboration between customers and Microsoft to validate a new product.  This is achieved through product feedback as a result of deployment of pre-release builds in non-production and production environments.  Customers have an opportunity to validate the design and direction of the technology, through discovery of bugs and by submitting Design Change Requests (DCR’s) for the product development team to consider.

The WSv TAP is distinct from any other Microsoft TAP - although it has links with the longhorn server TAP. The WSv TAP is not a marketing or relationship programme: it is strictly an engineering validation programme focused on scenario testing and bug discovery/submission.  There are a limited number of places and it is expected to be over-subscribed - nomination does not guarantee acceptance. Participants will be selected to get the mix of characteristics (planned deployments, LHS experience, location, technology, scenario coverage, etc.) needed by the product team. 

Participating in any TAP requires a significant level of commitment.  The nomination questionnaire, will ask for likely deployment scenarios.  If accepted, it is expected that the customer commit to these deployment scenarios.  In addition, Microsoft asks that participants test, deploy, and provide timely product feedback for each of the major milestone releases; TAP Participants get 24x7 production support for these releases. Other builds may be  be provided for non-production use only and support will not be provided. 

If you would like to be involved please contact me (or your Microsoft Account Manager, if you have one) for the next step.

Comments (7)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Publiczna beta została przesunięta do wydania RTM, zamiast do bety 3. Nie zmieniło to harmonogramu wydania,

  2. Anonymous says:

    I often get asked about features for virtualization so people can have more flexibility in running their…

  3. Anonymous says:

    We’ve made good progress with Windows Server virtualization: we’re taking customer nominations for the technology adoption program (TAP); we have interop agreements with both XenSource and Novell; partners have provided productive input on the platform

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ok, I can’t claim creative rights to that title. But if you are interested in the Windows Server Virtualization

  5. James ONeill says:

    Um, you see the link at the top right which says "email". Click that, tell me who you are and where you are and I’ll give you the stuff you need.

    One person has phoned me with the number in the news section on the right.

  6. anonymous says:

    I want to be part of the Windows vNext TAP? Where should I go / what should I do? I am a commited expert Windows user for decades and wish to improve the next version of Windows.

  7. navendukumar says:

    Dear sir

    can you please enroll me in above prograame I would be interested to work for above prograame and provide feed back

    my email address is

    I hope u will do the needful



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