IT Pro Momentum Program: Still Accepting Applications


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.

Comments (11)

  1. Chris Moore says:

    Matt,

    am currently developing a solution for tracking Cotton Bales through the Cotton ginning process for our 11 cotton gins. Currently using Oracle database but wish to investigate use of MSSQL 2008 and laster ensure that all will still function on windows 7.

    You program sounds very interesting and sounds like a good oportunity for sharing with others and gaining some insight to others projects and experiences.

    regards,

    Chris Moore

  2. Matt Hester says:

    Chris please drop me an email and I will get you invited to the program

  3. Anonymous says:

    For the next few posts, I will be sharing real customer stories and success with deploying Microsoft

  4. Anonymous says:

    Here is another interesting project that was powered by IT Pro Momentum This next project was run by

  5. Anonymous says:

    Here is another interesting project that was powered by IT Pro Momentum .  This project was just

  6. Anonymous says:

    Here is another interesting project that was powered by IT Pro Momentum , this project focused on Windows

  7. Anonymous says:

    Here is another interesting project that was powered by IT Pro Momentum .   This project really

  8. Anonymous says:

    While I would have liked to see this project avoid IE6 all together, I suppose I can say this is a great

  9. blizz26 says:

    Thank you for accepting me to the program. I have been trying for a year now to get some sort of support for various projects. I am currently beta testing custom made software for Georgia Pacific to run and maintain plant management/accouting, maintanance for equiptment and inventory. Georgia Pacific in Newington Nh is currently using Windows Xp and NT.

    The tech person there asked me to help test this new software. I want to be able to test there software with the new server programs as well as Windows 7 to help them upgrade thier old OS software. Upgrade systems as well as modifing thier software to work with the new server/workstations software. I am not employed thier and was flattered to be asked to help them. I had worked for a different company out of thier plant and met the IT person. We talked and he offered me the task of beta testing thier software with new operating systems. I believe this program will help me get there.

  10. Mark Smith says:

    Yup, this is still going on, and still awesome.  I got my invite within a few days, and am now waiting on my TechNet subscription!  Don’t forget to create a plan once your account is set up.  I look forward to testing my software on Win 7.  Thanks again!

    –Mark