Login: Server 2008 Certification - Pilot users had the ability to retrieve their passwords as well as accepting the pilot program's terms and conditions before logging in.
New User Landing Page: Server 2008 Certification - After logging in, users were then presented with an overview of the program, requirements Microsoft had for pilot companies and their applications, and a list of the steps they were expected to complete. This was the start of a multi-pane "wizard" flow to lead users through the pilot.
Tools 1: Server 2008 Certification - The initial step in the process was to download an analyzation tool. Calls to action below the instructions allow users to upload their report immediately upon finishing.
Solution Analyzer: Server 2008 Certification - Running the Solution Analyzer program is a straightforward wizard flow from installation to the final report and upload procedure.
Upload Complete: Server 2008 Certification - The "Solution Analyzer" program sent report data to the pilot site itself, saving a click, and automatically loading a progress page in the user's browser. Once the report was 100% uploaded, the "Next Steps" area became active, letting users proceed.
MS Works With Tool: Server 2008 Certification - A second tool needed to be run for a complete "Works With Windows" certification under Windows Server 2008.
Report Summary: Server 2008 Certification - Reports are made available to users after they finish uploading both of their reports. Immediate feedback is given as to what passed/failed, but most importantly, the reports keep ISVs informed of new technology and the proper patches while they are still developing as an ongoing iterative process.
Report Details: Server 2008 Certification - As the summary gives details for engineering managers, a technical view was made available for individual engineers to consume, giving them detailed pass/fail information and recommendations for regression testing and resolving compatibility issues.
Dashboard: Server 2008 Certification - Once users upload several reports, their landing page changes to add a table of progress for their applications.