preview version

alpha version, preview version, beta version - Alpha version describes a development status that usually means the first complete version of a program or application, which is most likely unstable, but is useful to show what the product will do to, usually, a selected group—and is also called preview version; the beta version is usually the last version before wide release, often tested by users under real-world conditions.
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In October, we will be launching a preview version of the Ofqual handbook a new, online resource that brings together all our general rules and guidance, making them easier to use and understand.
The feature has yet to receive a specific release date, but it is already available via the latest Skype Preview version for PC and Mobile via its Insider program.
However, some Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact users can already try out the preview version of the OS and provide their feedback to Sony through the 'Concept for Android' program that was recently started by the company, Neowin reported.
With Cycligent Cloud you are able to run multiple simultaneous versions on the same URL, like a main and a preview version, without changing your code.
Computer users can test the preview version while some Lumia smartphones can test its mobile version with support for more phones coming soon.
According to The Verge, Microsoft's existing Bing Maps app for Windows 8 provides similar features, but the company has built in StreetSide support in the latest preview version.
MICROSOFT has paid out a whopping 100,000 US dollars (PS62,450) bounty to a British security researcher who discovered a bug in a preview version of the Windows 8.
Microsoft Corp has rolled out the preview version of Windows 8.
Microsoft has made a preview version of Skype for Windows Phone 8 available for download, which promises better integration with the operating system's user interface and more features.
A developer preview version of Windows Server 2012 was released last year.
To secure an immediate presence as the first online travel agency to offer an app for Windows 8, CheapOair developed the app to be available on the preview version of the platform.