Microsoft works when they get feedback about their software and services. Their Connect site enables this and allows you to participate in several ways, such as downloading the latest software and written material, taking surveys, exchanging ideas in newsgroup forums, and, most importantly, providing and reviewing feedback about your experiences.

Here are the types of resources you will find at Connect:

  • Announcements – New information for connection participants
  • Articles – Articles that are related to the connection
  • Surveys – Surveys can be used to collect information
  • Events – Dates for upcoming events that are related to the connection
  • Links – Web site links that relate to the connection
  • FAQs – Frequently asked questions about the connection or program
  • Downloads – Software, whitepapers, and other information
  • Product Keys – The product keys that you need to run the downloaded software
  • Newsgroups – Forums for discussing current connection issues