"Metro" is the Microsoft Early Adopter Program for partners and customers that want to invest in our future platform technologies to get competitive advantage.

After our PDC09 sessions on Office Communications Server “14”, Office Communicator “14” and the new platform SDKs, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about getting access to the new bits.

UC “14” Metro is the program to get early access to these bits before they become publically available.

To join UC “14” Metro, you need to have a non-disclosure agreement with Microsoft and have a project scoped/planned for leveraging the UC “14” platform SDKs.

UC “14” Metro benefits include early access to the UC “14” products and platform SDKs to build your project, technical briefings on the platform, deep technical training and developer support.

To be considered for the program, talk to your Microsoft representative and let them know you’d like to be nominated for UC “14” Metro.    If you don’t know who to ask, email details about your company and project to metroreq@microsoft.com, and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.

The program will start in January with technical briefing webcasts and training will start in the second quarter of next year.

Thanks,

Chris.