It's that time of the year again. The LabVIEW 2014 beta 1 has officially been released and it's time to sign up. We are working on a few new features that will directly benefit LabVIEW Tools Network products which you should especially test out:
(Note: links below will not work until you have been accepted to the LabVIEW 2014 beta program)
- Deactivation support in Third Party Licensing & Activation Toolkit 2014: Products licensed with Third Party Licensing & Activation Toolkit 2014 in LabVIEW 2014 can be deactivated, transferred and reactivated on another computer.
- Enhancements to help for LabVIEW VI documentation and Help menu - Support for online help documentation to VIs, Support for new files types in VI Documentation, support for other file types in help menu.
- Better User Experience for Missing SubVIs from Known NI (and LabVIEW Tools Network) Components - Textual information in the Error List and Context Help windows for missing subVIs that lets the user know what component (NI or third party) contains the missing subVI.
- Installer Builder API - Programmatically create, edit, and build LabVIEW installers
Even if you don’t plan to use these new features right away, it is important to test your products with the 2014 beta to ensure their compatibility with the new version and make sure no unexpected issues are introduced into your product (we don't usually do this on purpose, but mistakes happen!). The sooner you do your testing, the better chance we can fix any bugs before 2014 is officially released.
You can sign up for the new LabVIEW 2014 beta at ni.com/beta. Please sign up, test your products and give feedback via the beta forum.