The summer beta testing experience has started again. It’s weird how every summer usually follows the typical pattern of events. Weddings, moving, world travel and now I can add beta testing to this list. Thankfully all the products I’m testing are ones I really want to be part of, or rather the ï¿½in-thingsï¿½ of the year. And while many would argue how GMail or A Small World were the ï¿½in-thingsï¿½ this year, I still think Microsoft must be given credit for bringing mass appeal to beta testing a service or application.