Technical Adoption Program (TAP)

The Technology Adoption Program is designed to provide a consistent experience for Microsoft partners to obtain real-world customer feedback on Microsoft pre-release products.

Participating customers find that some of the most powerful benefits include:

  • Product team engineering
  • help in deploying their Microsoft solutions.
  • Early product education.
  • An opportunity to influence product through their feedback.
  • The strategic edge all this can give them in their line of business.

The goal is to improve customer/partner experiences in evaluating and adopting our technologies and improve our ability to track and manage customer/partner relationships across programs. TAP is not an additional program. There are four different types of TAPs:

  • Product Validation
  • Product Evaluation
  • Rapid Deployment
  • Solutions Implementation

Benefits for Customers (businesses)

  • Agreement
    • Single legal agreement for all programs under TAP
    • Only 7 pages, clear language
    • Governing law aligned with major geographical regions: e.g. Ireland, if your principal place of business is in Europe
  • Program Description
    • Same format for all programs
    • Flexible to accommodate your requirements
    • Like MOU (Memorandum Of Understanding), no legal process necessary
  • Web Site
    • Information about all programs available under TAP
    • More information about all programs you are participating in
    • Work with MS contact if you are interested in participation
    • Easy access to pre-release software
  • Plus....
    • Consistent taxonomy for Microsoft wide, cross product consistency: the customer knows what to expect
    • TAP programs part of your strategic IT planning

Availability by invitation only; contact your Microsoft account manager about upcoming opportunities.