Microsoft Starts Next Phase of Yukon Beta

By eweek  |  Posted 2004-04-01
On Thursday, Microsoft notified some of its SQL Server 2005 testers that they are eligible to join the next phase of the "Yukon" beta program.

As noted in a beta tester e-mail note posted on the ieXbeta Web site, Microsoft is seeking customers to join its Technology Adoption Program (TAP) beta program for its next-generation database.

But more interesting than the e-mail itself is TAP.

TAP is the granddaddy of Microsofts beta programs centered on a core group of key customers and partners who are early adopters of key Microsoft technologies.

TAP is not a replacement for Microsofts mega-beta tests (public and private) for products such as Windows, Office and Visual Studio. Instead, its more of an "elite" beta-test program.

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