As Matt Hester has posted in the past, we have a great program called Momentum that will help you with piloting Microsoft Technologies. (His previous post: Looking to gain Momentum for a Pilot of Microsoft Technologies?)
Well I am going to ask the same questions that I asked when the program first rolled out:
- 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?
If you answered yes to those questions, then I strongly encourage you in learning more about Momentum program by simply sending me an email at my contact page.
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:
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 2008 R2
- SQL Server 2008
- Forefront Stirling
- SCVMM 2008
- SharePoint Server
- OCS 14
- Exchange Server 14
- HPC Server 2008
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."
I wanted to thank Matt Hester for writing the post above at http://blogs.technet.com/matthewms/archive/2009/01/09/want-some-help-on-piloting-microsoft-technologies-like-windows-7.aspx then letting me steal it. Hopefully he won’t mind. He’s off in Florida running on the Disney Goofy Marathon. So this will stay here at least 48 hours before he rips me a new one.
Use Matt, use me, use someone else on my team. We’re here to help.