Dear EndNote Users,
It is almost time for beta testing to begin for our Windows version of EndNote X5! Registered owners of EndNote X3 or later for Windows can now apply to become beta testers. We need Windows testers only at this point and will post a separate announcement at a later date about Macintosh testing.
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. For Windows the supported systems will be XP SP 3, Vista or Windows 7
* 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 2007 and 2010 for Windows with the latest service pack installed.
* You must 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 for EndNote X5 for Windows 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