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LabVIEW 2012 Beta Program is Now Open

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Hello everyone - I just wanted to take a minute to make sure everyone is aware that LabVIEW 2012 is now in Beta and that the Beta 2 version is now available for download from  This is not only your chance to get a sneak peak of the new features, it's a key opportunity to evaluate the performance and behavior of your existing applications in the new version and to provide feedback. 

I'm especially excited for experienced users to look at the new Templates and Sample Projects that we've put front-and-center in the new Getting Started Window.  These templates and sample projects provide recommended starting points for LabVIEW projects, all of which use established design patterns.  These sample applications range from basic measurement applications to frameworks for complex embedded control and multi-process applications. 

We've also continued to focus on the stability of the environment, as well as a number of new productivity features and enhancements.  For a full list of new features to try, be sure to visit the Beta forums after you are registered for the Beta program (you should have access within 24 hours of joining the program).

Also in Beta is NI Requirements Gateway.  The new version, which will be releasing with LabVIEW 2012, features increased performance and improved support for LabVIEW classes and the Unit Test Framework.  If you've never heard of Requirements Gateway, it's a tool to help track and manage requirements and map them to the implementation.  It has advanced reporting and project management capabilities.

So be sure to check these out and let us know what you think,


Elijah Kerry
Chief Product Manager, Software Platform
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