[ConfigMgr] Announcing the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 TAP

For those of you with access to Microsoft Connect, the ConfigMgr SP2 TAP has just been announced.

Program Requirements
All participants must:
  • Prior to program participation, have a signed TAP Agreement and System Center Configuration Manager SP2 Program Description on file with Microsoft. If you do not have a Master TAP Agreement with Microsoft currently, please work with your Technical Account Manager, Account TS, or other Microsoft representative to get one completed.
  • Commit to providing resources for the duration of the program
  • Commit to timely response of survey and feedback requests from Microsoft
  • Agree to participate in some form of public relations activities as identified in the TAP agreement and the System Center Configuration Manager SP2 Program description
  • Have a Microsoft Premier Support contract which includes a Microsoft Technical Account Manager resource
  • Provide a project plan for deployment
  • Deploy each milestone build of pre-release System Center Configuration Manager Sp2 into your production environment within 14 days of availability
  • Meet the following deployment goals:
    1. Beta – 500 or more clients installed and actively managed by the product
    2. RC – 2,000 or more clients installed and actively managed by the product.
Program Benefits
All participants receive:
  • The opportunity to shape this update to Configuration Manager 2007 through direct feedback to Microsoft
  • Regularly scheduled conference calls with a member of the System Center Configuration Manager Team. Discussions will include deployment planning, feedback, feature review presentations from members of the System Center Configuration Manager Product Group, and other customer driven topics
  • Production certified pre-release builds as well as exclusive access to interim lab-only builds of the product
  • Web-based bug reporting and priority bug resolution
  • Support and deployment guidance from the System Center Configuration Manager Product Group, as well as 24x7 support from Microsoft Beta Customer Support Services for production deployment issues
  • A dedicated Program Manager contact in the System Center Configuration Manager Product Group
  • A head start in the next deployment cycle, taking advantage of new and enhanced features available in System Center Configuration Manager SP2
  • Potential onsite visits by members of the Product Group in order to help with production deployment and feedback. 

To apply and for further details simply goto the ConfigMgr Home Page on Connect:

https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=16

It’s looking good and can’t wait to get it in my lab ;-)

 

Read the complete post at http://wmug.co.uk/blogs/cliffs_blog/archive/2009/02/19/configmgr-announcing-the-system-center-configuration-manager-2007-service-pack-2-tap.aspx

Published Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:56 AM by Cliff Hobbs - FAQShop.com and Microsoft MVP ConfigMgr/ SMS