Adobe just put an announcement on their blog of a limited public beta program for the upcoming release of Adobe Connect for Webinars. Codenamed Maple, this release is designed to be targeted at the webinar lifecycle, including registration and some new interactivity features. The beta also includes their new mobile version of the software for Android devices.
They are only accepting 100 beta participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. But because I reach a rather specialized audience of people specifically interested in and experienced with webinars, they have given me 25 slots in the beta program exclusively for use by my readers.
If you would like to see what Adobe has in mind for the webinar market ahead of general release, you can register for the beta program using this link:
If you have never participated in a software beta program before, you should know some things before deciding to grab one of the few slots.
1) You are working with software that is not finalized. That means you may encounter bugs and you may see changes in small operational aspects from day to day. This is not the right thing to use for a big, public, mission-critical event!
2) You should be ready and willing to read the development team’s release notes and supply well-written feedback on bugs or things you think are difficult or frustrating. You are helping to influence software that will be used by many people. Try to do your part to contribute.
If you try to sign up on my link and get a message that all the slots are filled, please add a comment here to notify others.