Microsoft has pull the plug on its MSN/Windows Live Butterfly program. Over the past few years, the Windows Live Butterfly testers got pre-beta Live products and services before the public had a chance to test them. They provided Microsoft with regular feedback and did some community outreach.
“The Butterfly group has been involved in beta testing MSN and Windows Live products for a number of years. Rather than continue the program as something only focused on beta testing, we’re offering the group a variety of options to engage in the broader Windows Live community, including the opportunity to join the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) program and continued and future access to beta testing opportunities.”