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Calling All Beta Testers! MindManager 8.2 for Windows Beta Release is Now Available

EN-w7-comp_rgb_SAre you up and running on Windows 7 yet? Want to leverage your touch screens and tablets to create mind maps?

We’re getting ready to launch an update to MindManager 8 for Windows to officially support Windows 7 and multi-touch mapping. Our beta is already very stable, in fact, it has already been certified as compatible with Windows 7 by Microsoft.

Now, we’re looking for your feedback. We’re kicking of a MindManager 8.2 for Windows beta program and we’re looking for testers and your valuable feedback.

What’s New in MindManager 8.2 for Windows?

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Here are some of the key enhancements enabled in this free update for owners of MindManager 8 for Windows:

  • Multi-touch Support: Zoom, Scroll, Drag, Expand, Collapse, Resize  images, Right-click, Flick
  • Ink Support / Single Touch: Mouse to Pen Mode, Tablet PC commands, On-screen keyboards, Improved handwriting recognition
  • Task-bar Integration: Task bar thumbnails & live previews, Jump lists
  • SharePoint Integration: We’ve resolved issues saving maps directly to SharePoint and implemented new dialogs to guide the process and take advantage of Windows SharePoint Services (behind the scenes)
  • 64-Bit Support: I’ve been asked quite a few times over the last year when we’ll officially support MindManager on a 64-bit computer. It’ll now be supported for the Windows 7 operating system.

Check out the Improvements:

Here are thirteen short (e.g. 15-30 second) video demos for these features.

Beta Program Details:

The beta program is open for all participants, both customers and the general public. You will not need a license key but the application will expire on January 15th, 2010.

Here are some noteworthy considerations for participants:

  • If you’re using MindManager 8 for Windows currently, the beta version will replace the current version of your application. Please write down your license key before proceeding with the beta so you’ll have no issues after the reinstalling and validating your key after the program expires. Click ‘About MindManager’ which is found on your ‘Tools’ menu to see your license key.
  • It’s possible to run the beta version concurrently with MindManager 6 and 7.
  • When you install the beta, your add-ins will be associated with the beta release. They will not function with an earlier version if you’re running multiple concurrent versions.
  • There is a possibility that 3rd party Add-ins will not work with Beta Release of MindManager 8.2 for Windows.
  • Opening a MindManager map file (*.mmap) will default to the Beta Release of MindManager 8.2 for Windows.
  • When you uninstall the Beta release, you will need to reinstall earlier versions of MindManager 8 for Windows, or repair the installation of the earlier version (version 6, version 7) of MindManager in order to re-associate the previous Add-ins and map files.

How to report an issue:

The feedback process is simple. Report any observed issues, problems, and provide any additional feedback for the duration of use.

The feedback we find most critical are any issues surrounding reliability, stability and readiness of product for the marketplace.

For this release, we’re particularly interested in any issues with Windows 7, the new multi-touch capabilities (which requires special hardware to leverage), and saving maps directly into SharePoint.

Once an issue is detected, please login to your Mindjet ID and submit a case with your questions and/or feedback via our Technical Support Case form here.

Please follow the following steps to correctly identify your case:

  • For Product Version, choose “MindManager 8 Windows
  • For Product Build, choose “8.2xxx Beta
  • For Operating System, please indicate if you are using Windows 7.

Beta Download Instructions:

As a reminder, we suggest that you only install pre-release software on computers suitable for testing. Mindjet is not responsible for any data loss while using beta / pre-released versions of our software. If you experience any problems during the software download or installation, please contact our support team at www.mindjet.com/contactus.

Download the beta now!

Thanks for participating. We look forward to your feedback.

Beta Release – MindManager 8.2 Windows Download Instructions

As a reminder, we suggest that you only install pre-release software on computers suitable for testing.  Mindjet is not responsible for any data loss while using pre-released versions of our software.  If you experience any problems during the software download or installation, please contact our support team at www.mindjet.com/contactus.