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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 �in-things� of the year. And while many would argue how GMail or A Small World were the �in-things� this year, I still think Microsoft must be given credit for bringing mass appeal to beta testing a service or application.