The next version of Articulate Studio

Hi everyone,

I’d like to update you on the next version of Articulate Studio. 

While we’d hoped to release this year, we’re now confident that we’ll release Articulate Studio products in 2013. (We’ll refer to the new version of Studio as Articulate Studio ’13.) Articulate Studio ’13 products will include an impressive set of new features that’ll make it even easier to author rich, interactive content within PowerPoint.

We’re working diligently to get all Studio products ready for beta testing early next year—and are now actively recruiting beta testers. If you’d like to test Articulate Studio ’13 products on production work, please send your request to beta@articulate.com. We highly value your participation and feedback.

We look forward to putting Articulate Studio '13 in your hands as soon as it meets our stringent standards. 

Thanks,

Arlyn

CTO

40 Replies
Mark Schwartz

We're looking forward to releasing Studio '13 and know our customers will love it.   And, for customers who purchase Articulate Studio '09 on or later than October 12, 2012, you will receive a free upgrade to Studio '13 when it ships. 

On or later than October 12, 2012 - purchase Studio '09 Standard and you will receive a free upgrade to Studio '13 Standard, purchase Studio '09 Professional and you will receive a free upgrade to Studio '13 Professional.

Please refer to: http://www.articulate.com/store/studio13-offer and contact your Articulate representative or reseller should you have any questions. 

I'd still encourage new customers to purchase the Articulate Platinum Membership Plan (PMP) with their new Studio '09 purchase.  Under this promotion, your free upgrade to Studio '13 will not use up one of your PMP redemption's - so you'll get the full value and benefit of your paid PMP term.

Roger Brownlie

A hostage to fortune. Remember when Studio 13 was called... Studio 12?

I'm trying to make a strategic decision but it aint easy!

Currently I'm using Articulate Quizmaker 09 - and I need grades to feed into a corp. database.

Do I ask developers to get a database to talk to SCORM or Tin Can?

Can anyone out there confirm if Tin Can is in Studio 13?

Thanks

Gabe Anderson

Storyline supports Tin Can. Tin Can is the latest standard. Though we haven't officially confirmed it (this page gives you a preview of Studio '13 features), it's a safe bet that Studio '13 should offer support for the latest elearning industry standards.

Roger-

If you have the option, go for Tin Can. That's where the industry is headed.

Linda Ross

Hi folks,

Quick question about the beta. In the Storyline beta, we had to uninstall previous versions of Storyline before installing the latest RC. One of my colleagues would like to participate in the Studio '13 beta, but she doesn't want to have to uninstall Studio '09, which we currently use extensively on our team. Will this be required as part of this beta?

Linda

Bruce Graham

Gabe,

This is a very pertinent question for some of us, because if we are freelancers working on a team project, either with other freelancers, or on behalf of a company who uses Articulate Products, it seems to be an "all or nothing" situation if we are group-working on projects.

Certainly, I would not want to be working on a beta version for client work anymore, and if I was, I would need all my fellow-workers to be on that beta-version too.

It would be great to have the ability to continue working with a known and stable product (I guess I am talking about Storyline here...), whilst beta'ing, but the principle is the same.

I guess it all depends on whether Studio 13 is actually seen as "the same product" as current Studio Suite.

There may well be a certain % of "power users" who will need to qualify themselves out of betas because of this situation, which would be a great shame IMHO.

Bruce

Linda Ross

Thanks, Gabe.

Seems to me that the workaround is simply to use a different machine to do the beta testing, and keep the previous version of Studio on your working machine so that you can continue to do projects. I've submitted a request to participate in the Studio '13 beta as well, and that's what I'm planning on doing, assuming I'm asked to participate =)

Looking forward to the beta. I'm very excited about the new features that have been advertised in '13 so far, should address several issues we've faced with the '09 version =)

Bruce Graham

Linda Ross said:

Thanks, Gabe.

Seems to me that the workaround is simply to use a different machine to do the beta testing, and keep the previous version of Studio on your working machine so that you can continue to do projects. I've submitted a request to participate in the Studio '13 beta as well, and that's what I'm planning on doing, assuming I'm asked to participate =)

Looking forward to the beta. I'm very excited about the new features that have been advertised in '13 so far, should address several issues we've faced with the '09 version =)


...yes, providing everyone has 2 machines!

Bruce

Linda Ross

Yes, I just got a Surface, and that's what I was planning to test on. I figured it would be cool to see just how much of a notebook-tablet hybrid it REALLY is in practice.

Usually, I prefer to do beta testing on my personal machines, and do my "work work" on my work-issued machines. I didn't realize that having more than one machine/device is that unusual. I've always worked on more than one machine in the past 20 or so years I've been doing this stuff, but perhaps I'm just spoiled.