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Apply to be a beta tester for a future version of Windows Media Center

Apply to be a beta tester for a future version of Windows Media Center

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If you've ever been interested in trying out beta versions of Windows Media Center and providing feedback that helps determine what features will be included in future editions of the product, now is your chance!  As Jessica announced yesterday on this Green Button forum post, there is an online application form available to sign up for a chance to be a Media Center beta tester.

You can apply by filling out the web form located at the following link:

http://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=23

Please note the following caveats listed on that application form:

  • You will need to have a passport account in order to log on and complete the form
  • Not all applications can be accepted due to the high volume of applicants - the team will try to find beta testers with a wide range of interests and from many different locales in order to get a wider sampling of feedback
  • If you are chosen, you will be contacted vai email by May 31, 2007

Update - I just found out that if you were a member of the Windows Vista Media Center beta program, you do not need to re-apply.

<update date="4/19/2007"> Added an update indicating that existing Windows Vista Media Center beta program members do not need to re-apply on this web form </update>

 

  • Do you know if existing MCE beta participants need to do this? I noticed it on Connect today.

  • Hi Davidtjudd - Do you mean that you were a part of the Windows Vista Media Center beta program, or have you already been accepted to a newer beta?  I think to be safe it would be best to apply on the form on the Connect site.

  • Thanks Aaron. I'll go ahead and apply. I was a VMC and R2 tester. Just trying to be lazy and skip the long hardware form on connect :)

  • Hi Davidtjudd - I talked to the Media Center beta coordinators and they let me know that if you are an existing Media Center beta tester, then you do not need to re-apply.  I'm sorry for the confusion I might have caused here.

  • How does this apply to those on the Extender beta program from Vista? Is that an automatic in as well?

  • Hi Szurgot - That is my understanding, yes (since that was a part of the overall Windows Vista Media Center beta program).

  • have the testers been notified yet, if we havent heard about this new beta are we to assume we have not been selected?

    Cheers

  • Hi Bmacrow - I'm sorry but I don't know what the notification plan is for this program.  I would suggest being patient for now and checking back on the http://connect.microsoft.com site periodically.

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