Dear EndNote Users,
As most of you know, we have now released EndNote X5 for Windows. Registered owners of EndNote X3 or later for Macintosh can now apply to become beta testers. We anticipate having a beta available for testing within the next two weeks.
Before applying to beta test, please note the requirements below.
* Prospective testers must have access to a computer running one of the supported operating systems and the proper permissions to install software. You must have a Mac with an Intel processor running OS 10.5 or OS 10.6. Support for OS 10.7 is planned but full support will be dependent on Apple’s timing of the OS 10.7 public release.
* Prospective testers must have access to the Internet and a valid e-mail account. All communication is handled via e-mail and bugs are reported using Bugzilla, which is a web-based tool.
* It is desirable to have Microsoft Word for testing Cite While You Write. Supported versions of Word will be 2008 and 2011 with the latest service pack installed.
* You must have a strong grasp of EndNote’s current features and functionality and be willing to allocate sufficient time to test new functionality.
Beta test cycles last about 10 weeks with releases at two-week intervals. We ask that you not apply to beta test if you will be gone for more than two weeks during that time, as timely feedback is crucial during the testing cycle.
EndNote users who meet these criteria can apply to be a beta tester for EndNote X5 for Macintosh by filling out the form at http://www.endnote.com/testing.
We will contact eligible users just prior to the first beta release. Note that users selected for beta testing will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which states in part that beta testers cannot discuss any information regarding the beta product in Thomson Reuters forums or elsewhere until the product release is publicly announced.
Beta testers may be awarded a complimentary copy of the released version of EndNote. Complimentary copies are sent out at the discretion of the EndNote Team and are awarded based on quality of feedback and extent of participation.
Thank you for your support of EndNote. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
The EndNote Team