Avira Beta Center goes Public Beta
Our Beta Center is going to start the next phase of our overall Avira beta testing process – with a Public Beta. This means that additionally to our awesome Avira Beta Center community members we also will provide access in form of a Public Beta to everyone who’s interested in our latest inventions. Until now we have tested our products in a Closed Beta environment only but we are ready to move forward, offering our Beta products to a broader audience. Already interested?
Public Beta? What is that?
A Public Beta is an Open Beta test where everyone is able to participate. In this program you not only can use our latest cutting-edge technology for free but you also can take part in the development process shaping our future Avira releases. Please keep in mind that Public Beta versions still don’t represent the final product so issues might appear.
What is in for me?
Besides the fact that you will receive the latest Avira technology for use and testing — for free! — the testing of Public Beta products is completely on a voluntary basis. With your participation and by submitting feedback you can directly influence the development of our products.
How do I join?
If you are already a member of our Beta Community you don’t have to register again. If you are new to this you only have to enter your email address here. The signup is completely free and quite simple. As soon as we start a Public Beta test you will be notified via email.
What do you expect from me?
We expect you to use the Public Beta version as usual and monitor any odd behavior or issues that might occur. We might send out surveys on a regular basis to collect your impressions, opinions, and feedback. Thus we expect you to spare a bit of your precious free time to fill out the surveys you will receive.
What is the difference between this and your regular Beta?
Our regular Beta tests are closed Beta tests. This means that the participants are chosen by their technical skills, their system, testing environment, on their interest in different product categories, and their demography. The whole community and the tested products are private and not publicly visible. In a Closed Beta test the participants are in direct contact with our beta team and our developers.
Mostly, in Closed Beta tests the versions are not as stable as for the Public Beta thus the tests should be executed in testing environments only or at least have a fresh backup.
How exactly do I make the product better?
By participating in our Public Beta tests you already give us some insights on how our products perform in the public. By using it every day, we can get real impressions on how our products work in the real world.
I signed up. Where do I go from here?
After your sign-up to our Public Beta program and as soon as we’re going to launch the next Public Beta test we will get in touch with you via email. All further instructions will be available in that email. Sign up now for the Public Beta community!
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