In a previous post (Team Foundation Server and the Future), I mentioned that our product team was asking for your input on what we should consider for Team System in the future. There’s also an official program called the “Engineer-to-Engineer Connection Program.” This program requires a larger time commitment on your part, but it is not without its rewards. Here’s some more info on the program, its rewards, and how you can get more information:
You can actively influence and shape the next version of Microsoft Visual Studio!
To improve our next release, Microsoft wants to connect everyday users of Visual Studio 2005 with our internal engineers – Engineer-to-Engineer. We’re looking for you to give us feedback on how to make the current product better. If you use Visual Studio 2005 as part of your daily work, you are invited to participate in a one-time 1-4 hour survey, and then to join our Engineer-to-Engineer (E2E) Connection Program with opportunities to continue your participation beyond our initial survey. Participation is totally voluntary and it’s up to you to decide your level of participation. Participation ranges from our one-time survey to future direct-interaction with product teams in defining our product.
Each time you are selected (and are able) to participate in one of our E2E Connection Program activities, you can select a gratuity of your choice from our extensive library of titles. Gratuities include several of our software packages ranging from Visual Studio Pro through Xbox games.
UPDATE – updated e-mail address.
If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Andy (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are a good match, we will ask you to complete our survey in March. We appreciate your consideration regarding participation in our E2E Connection Program.