In the past, a few months out from release a very small subset of Grapher users have been able to participate in the beta testing program. This gave them access to the new features earlier than the general public in exchange for their feedback. With the release of Grapher Preview today, we're replacing the beta program for a more flexible preview track. This new preview track will be available to anyone with active Grapher maintenance. Additionally, users will be able to remain on the preview track indefinitely (as long as they keep their maintenance up-to-date), so there's no switching back-and-forth between versions, and there's no pressure to test everything within a narrow time frame.
There will be no specific questions to answer or workflows to try, we just ask users to use the preview version in their day-to-day work and let us know of any issues they encounter or any features they've found that don't work as expected.
This win-win scenario allows users to try out the new features for free at any time, and it allows us to get more eyes on these pre-release features, so the final release is a more stable version that is more of a reflection of the users' needs.
If you're interested in participating in the preview track, see these resources: