EndNote beta testers needed!

Dear EndNote Users,


It’s almost time for beta testing to begin for our next version of EndNote! If you a registered owner of EndNote X or later, now is your opportunity to apply to become a beta tester. We need beta testers for both platforms, however, Windows testing will be conducted first with Macintosh testing to follow a few weeks later. Windows beta testing is scheduled to begin in early April.


Besides the above requirement, please note the system requirements and other information below.


* Prospective testers must have access to a computer running one of the supported operating systems and the proper permissions to install software. For Windows the supported systems will be XP SP 3 or Vista SP 1 (32- or -64 bit). For Macintosh the supported systems are 10.5 or 10.6.

* 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 2003 and 2007 for Windows with the latest service pack installed. For Macintosh versions 2004 and 2008 with the latest service pack installed will be supported. (Note: Word 2004 support is frozen at the current functionality level.)

* It is highly desirable to have a strong grasp of EndNote’s current features and functionality. Prior experience beta testing is a plus.


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 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 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


These are probably trivial things, but I was trying to sign up a few days ago for beta testing and found that only EN X1 was in the pull down menu. I entered X2 serial number anyway. Another thing I noticed about Windows operating system pull down menu was “Vista” is displayed as “Windows 2007”. I wasn’t sure so I chose XP, although I have capacity (and willing) to test both Vista and XP.

I hope my sign up info was correctly sent to Thomson Reuters.