Microsoft is putting together a team of bloggers, who will be allowed to preview the next version of Windows - Longhorn. The team will be allowed to get early access to pre-releases of the operating system, and should consist of about 20 people, who will of course have to sign nondisclosure agreements. They will be known as Team 99 (named after the highway that leads into Whistler, British Columbia, where Longhorn Saloon is located.)
"They'll tell us where we're screwing up, what we're doing well, and will be the world's top authorities on Longhorn." - Microsoft Longhorn evangelist and blogger Robert Scoble.