How To Download A Beta From The Client Center

17 August 2009

If you own a DXperience subscription then you have early access to DXperience betas and release candidates. It doesn’t matter which DXperience subscription, whether it’s Universal, Enterprise, WinForms, or ASP.NET!

By the end of this post, you’ll know about when, why, and how to get a DXperience beta from the client center.

When?

Beta downloads of DXperience are published before one of the three major releases each year. Usually within a month before the actual release.

This is important: Betas are only available for a few weeks before the final release. Once the final release is out then the betas are removed.

Why?

As a developer, I gotta have it now! And the beta download allows you to get at the new features before they’re even released. And, if you find any bugs then you’ll help improve the final release. Thus completing the circle of life a quality release.

How?

The Client center of course! Follow the steps and screen shots below:

1. Login into your Client center account: https://www.devexpress.com/ClientCenter/default.aspx

2. Click on the DXperience product:

Registered products

3. Click on the “Betas” tab:

Betas Tab

4. Finally, download the beta and/or release candidate.

Beta Downloads

Problems?

If you don’t see a “Betas” tab then it could be because:

  1. Beta period has ended and then no one will see the betas tab.
  2. You don’t have a DXperience subscription.
  3. There’s a problem with your account. Contact the support team: support@DevExpress.com and include your Client Center ID.

Download The Beta

There’s only one reason to download a DXperience beta: Because it’s awesome! Yes, I said it. Now go get your copy and have fun test driving the new controls, charts, features and the other goodies.

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7 comment(s)
Juan Carlos Chávez Trinidad

Excelent Article

18 August, 2009
Matthew Roberts

Thanks Mehul for the heads up - it would be cool if you could also display the beta expiry date next to the Release Date info in the section header (in yellow above).

18 August, 2009
Evgeniy Meyke

I would have still preferred to have Betas in the main list. Too many clicks, especially if one checks often.

19 August, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Juan,

Thanks!

20 August, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Matthew,

Thanks, I'll discuss the expiry date suggestion with the team.

20 August, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Evgeniy,

We will consider that for future site revisions, thanks.

20 August, 2009
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