Upcoming Beta Programs for Backup Exec
UPDATE (May 7, 2012):
Great news: we’re keeping our word on the May date, most likely in the next 10 days! Stay tuned to this blog, to the SymBeta site or follow us on Spiceworks, Twitter, Reddit or Google+ for the availability announcement of the Backup Exec 2010 R3 SP3 and Backup Exec 2012 SP2 beta software availability date. Also, please see the latest thread entry below for some additional clarifications. (By Drew Meyer)
UPDATE (March 15, 2013):
We’re moving the Backup Exec 2010 R3 SP3 and Backup Exec 2012 SP2 beta software availability date to May, 2013. We’ve been incorporating customer feedback and improving our quality processes, and we’ve heard from you about additional enhancement opportunities that we’d like to deliver earlier than planned. We’re very focused on providing the latest platform support on both BE 2010 and BE 2012, balanced against fanatical quality standards, and this adjustment delivers the best of both worlds. Thank you for your understanding.
UPDATE (February 12, 2013): BE_PMH posted answers to a few common questions asked by those interested in participating in this Beta program. Please scroll down to the latest comment for more details.
UPDATE (January 15, 2013): Details of Beta for Backup Exec 2010 R3 SP3 and Backup Exec 2012 SP2 have been provided below by BE_PMH. Please scroll down to the latest comment for more details.
EDIT (Nov 15, 2012): Altered title of post and specifics about the next beta program
The Beta programs for Backup Exec are in the planning phase. Details of those updates will be forthcoming, and we appreciate all of the interest and feedback we have received from our customers so far. We are carefully evaluating platform support and feature set, while making quality our #1 focus.
We invite customers from all market segments and geographic regions to participate, and will continue to accept new applicants. Please subscribe to this post to watch for further updates.
Forward-looking Statements: Any forward-looking indication of plans for products is preliminary and all future release dates are tentative and are subject to change. Any future release of the product or planned modifications to product capability, functionality, or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by Symantec, and may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by Symantec and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions.