- The Early-Adopter Program incorporates both a Supported TAP and an Unsupported Beta Program
- Benefits of Participating in the Beta Program
o Early access to MIIS 2003 SP 2 and the Management Agent for SAP
o Provide feedback to the Microsoft development team to improve the quality of the release
- Additional Benefits of Participating in the Supported TAP
o Customers accepted into the TAP will enjoy support through the migration to MIIS 2003 SP 2
o The upgrade may entail moving the MIIS database onto SQL Server 2005 and will require moving rule extensions onto .NET 2.0, and our TAP provides a valuable opportunity to reduce risk and deployment time.
o We will coordinate with you to ensure that support is available when you deploy into production.
o Support will be made available via telephone and e-mail during your scheduled deployment into production, and provide fixes if necessary.
o We will also provide telephone and e-mail support for the migration from the pre-release versions to the final released version.
o There is one nomination process for both the Supported TAP and the Unsupported Beta Program.
o To enroll in the program, you will complete a nomination form on the Microsoft Connect site, as explained below.
o Instructions will be provided by mid-November for downloading the MIIS 2003 SP 2 installation package from the Microsoft Connect Site.
o Everyone who completes the nomination form will be given access to the release.
o Based on information provided in the nomination form, we will invite a small number of customers to join the TAP.
o To participate in the TAP, you must have an existing production deployment of MIIS 2003 SP 1.
o You must commit to deploying MIIS 2003 SP 2 into production by January 2007.
o You are responsible for licenses for Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, SQL Server 2005, and Visual Studio 2005 and other technologies.
o You must complete the nomination form, and complete the survey at the end of the program.
o Visit the Microsoft Connect Site.
o Sign in using a valid Windows Live ID account.
o Select Available Connections.
o If you plan to use the Management Agent for SAP, locate the MIIS 2003 Management Agent for SAP Early-Adopter Program in the list and select the Apply link to the right.
o Customers not planning on using the SAP Management Agent should locate the MIIS 2003 SP2 Early-Adopter Program entry and select the Apply link to the right.
o Select I Agree on the Terms and Conditions page.
o Complete the Registration form.
o We will be in touch my mid-November with an update on the status of your nomination and instructions for downloading the software.