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What is your marital status?
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How many children under the age of 18 reside in your household?

Check the statements below that best describe you:
I manage the household finances.
I use the on-line tools at my bank's Web site.
I use on-line bill pay.
I use a web site such as MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, or my brokerage site.
I have accessed Microsoft Technical Support on-line.
I am a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional)

How much do you spend on technology per year?

Check any of the following you have in your home:
DVD Player
Digital Camera
Home Network (networked computers)
Portable MP3 Player

Gaming Console (Xbox, Playstation2, etc.)
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Zune Digital Media Player

If you are a DVR user, please indicate what type below:

What type of mouse is used on your home computer?

What type of keyboard is used on your home computer?

How do you receive your TV programming?
Antenna (over the air)
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How many employees are in your organization?

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Current job title or position: *

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Briefly, describe your job responsibilities:

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 Check the statements below that describes your role(s) at work.  (check all that apply)
I am self-employed/sole proprietor
I have an office in my home

I analyze data as part of my job
I manage projects
I do space planning functions
I attend 2+ meetings per week
I have used conferencing software
I have used SharePoint at work
I have used Voice Recognition software
I make software decisions for my company
I am away from my desk over 25% of the time
I work with Pivot Tables in Excel
I create Macros in Excel
I create charts and graphs
I create presentations
I participate in conference calls 2+ times per week
I tag business documents
I use or create Data Dashboards (eg Business Intelligence, Scorecard, Portal)
I use on-line documents
I own and operate a small business
I use Live Meeting

What computer/operating systems do you use? (check all that apply)

Check the statements below that best describe you.  (check all that apply)
I have created a web page
I read on-line newsgroups/message boards
I have participated in chat rooms
I use Instant Messaging software

I use a free E-mail account
I download music from the Internet
I read or maintain a web blog
I subscribe to RSS feeds
I use Social Networking sites (myspace, facebook, etc.)
I tag pictures and photos

Check the topics, or activities, you research on the Internet.  (check all that apply)
Career related topics

Check any of the following computers you have in your home.  (check all that apply)
Desktop Computer (PC)
Desktop Computer (Mac)
Laptop Computer (PC)
Laptop Computer (Mac)
Tablet Computer
UltraMobile Computer

Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows XP Tablet
Windows XP Media Center Edition PC
Windows 2000
Mac OS

What Internet Browser do you use?
What E-mail application do you use?

How do you connect to the Internet? 
(check all that apply)
Dial-up Modem
'Hot Spots' (Wi-Fi)
Cellular connection (tethered to a computer or laptop)

How long have you been using computers?

I don't use computers regularly
Less than 6 months 
6 months to a year
For over a year

How often do you use computers?

Please list the software applications you use most frequently and your experience level.

Beginner   Intermediate   Advanced

Beginner   Intermediate   Advanced

Beginner   Intermediate   Advanced

Beginner   Intermediate   Advanced

Beginner   Intermediate   Advanced

Beginner   Intermediate   Advanced

Beginner   Intermediate   Advanced

Beginner   Intermediate   Advanced
In the section below please indicate any programming languages, development tools, network environments and/or databases that you administer.
Language or Tool:

Language or Tool:

Language or Tool:

Language or Tool:

Language or Tool:

Network or Database:

Network or Database:

Network or Database:

Network or Database:

Network or Database:

I have visited either the TechNet or MSDN web sites before.
From the list below, select the mobile device(s) you currently own or use.

Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC (including Phone Edition)
Palm (e.g. PalmOne Treo, Sony Clie)
RIM Blackberry
I use a Smartphone
I use a Palm Phone
Other (not listed)

Select the brand of your mobile device below:

What is the model name or number of the above mobile device?

Check all activities you engage in using your mobile device:
Send/Receive text messages (SMS)
Send/Receive instant messages
Access and browse the Internet
Use the camera (e.g. take, view and/or edit pictures or videos)
View and/or edit documents (Word, Excel, etc.)
Transfer files to and from my desktop or laptop PC
Music and Video
Calendar and Contacts
Subscribe to data plan
What types of PC and console game genres do you play?  (check all that apply)
General Game Categories
Action Games
ex: Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto
Adventure Games
ex: Myst, Monkey Island, Star Fox Adventures
Arcade Classics
ex: Pac Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong
Card, Board & Casino
ex: Hoyle Casino, Monopoly, Hearts
ex: Mortal Kombat, Soul Caliber, WWE Smackdown
Life Simulations
ex: SimCity, Rollercoaster Tycoon, The Sims, Zoo Tycoon
Massively Multiplayer On-line
ex: Everquest, Phantasy Star Online, Sims Online
Music & Rhythm
ex: Parappa the Rapper, Dance Dance Revolution
Party Games
ex: Mario Party, Super Monkey Ball,
Fuzion Frenzy
ex: Mario64, Crash Bandicoot,
Ratchet & Clank
Puzzles, Game Show, & Trivia
ex: Bejeweled, Tetris, Jeopardy
Role Playing
ex: Diablo, Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda
ex: Doom, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Splinter Cell
Strategy Games
ex: Civilization, Age of Empires, Warcraft
ex: Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Eternal Darkness
Train Sims
ex: Train Simulator, Railroad Tycoon
Flight Games
Flight/Space Combat
ex: Crimson Skies, Rogue Squadron,
Ace Combat
Flight Simulations
ex: Flight Simulator, Combat Flight Simulator, Fly!

Driving Games
ex: Gran Turismo, Project Gotham Racing, Need for Speed
Off-Road/Rally Racing
ex: RalliSport, Colin McCrae Rally, 4x4 Evolution
Driving Combat/Mayhem
ex: Twisted Metal, Midtown Madness, Wreckless
Kart-Style Racing
ex: Mario Kart, Diddy Kong Racing, Crash Nitro Kart

Sports Games
ex: High Heat, MLB Slugfest, World Series Baseball
ex: NBA Live,
NBA Inside Drive, NBA Street
ex: Madden, NFL Blitz, NCAA Football, NFL Fever
ex: Links, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Mario Golf
ex: NHL Rivals, ESPN NHL Hockey, NHL Hitz
ex: FIFA Soccer, Red Card Soccer, Winning Eleven
ex: Reel Fishing, Deer Hunter, Cabela's Dangerous Hunts
ex: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, SSX, Dave Mirra BMX
Mario Tennis, Virtua Tennis, Top Spin
On which platforms do you play games?
Sony Playstation
Sony Playstation 2
Sony Playstation 3
Sega Dreamcast
Nintendo 64
Nintendo Gamecube
Nintendo Wii
Microsoft Xbox
Microsoft Xbox 360

Which of the following platforms do you have in your home?

Sony Playstation
Sony Playstation 2
Sony Playstation 3
Sega Dreamcast
Nintendo 64
Nintendo Gamecube
Nintendo Wii
Microsoft Xbox
Microsoft Xbox 360

Which of the following game devices do you own?
Gaming Headset
Wireless Controller
Driving Wheel
Gaming Camera
Gaming Keyboard and Mouse
Portable Gaming Device (Sony PSP, Gameboy, etc.)

On average, how many hours per week do you play video games:

On a console system?

On a PC?

Do you play games on-line?

Multi-Player retail games (Age of Empires, Asheron's Call, Everquest, Counterstrike, etc.)
Free Internet gaming web sites (,, etc.)

Check if you belong to an organized group that plays on-line together with or against other groups (e.g., a clan, guild, or club).

Do you play on-line with any of the following consoles?
Xbox Live Gold (pay service)
Xbox Live Silver (free service)
Sony Playstation 2
Nintendo Gamecube
Sega Dreamcast
Which of the following type of board games do you play?
Party Games (e.g. Taboo, Scategories, Outburst, Apples to Apples, Cranium, Pictionary)
European Board Games (e.g. Settlers of Catan, Carcassone, Puerto Rico)
Strategic Board Games (e.g. Axis and Allies, Acquire, Risk)
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