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Archive: Citavi Team Beta 2

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Archive: Citavi Team Beta 2

Postby Antonio Tejada » 2011-05-31 15:54

We are happy to announce the second beta release of Citavi Team, the workgroup version of Citavi. In this version, team member management has been drastically simplified. Complete English Quick Help texts are available for the new team features.


Important
Keep the following in mind when installing a beta of Citavi:
  • As with all pre-release software, do not use a beta version for anything critical. (See notes below.)
  • You can run a beta of Citavi 3 alongside Citavi 2, with one exception: the Picker extensions for Adobe, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
  • If you rely on the Pickers to keep working with Citavi 2, do not install the Pickers from Citavi 3 because they cannot communicate with Citavi 2.
  • This beta and the regular version of Citavi can be installed at the same time, but cannot be opened at the same time.


Citavi Team lets multiple users work on a project at the same time. It supports privileges, allowing some users to be "Readers", others "Authors", and giving others no access at all.

Citavi Team is an extension to Citavi Pro and Citavi Free, and requires a separate license to activate. This beta version, however, does not require a team license to let you try the team features.

Release Notes
  • Projects created in Citavi Team Beta 1 cannot be opened in Beta 2.
  • Solo projects (single user projects) in Citavi Team Beta 2 are fully compatible with the current release version of Citavi (3.0.12) as well as the current Citavi (non-Team) beta (3.0.18). Those versions cannot open team projects, but Citavi Team can save a copy as a compatible solo project.
  • Citavi Team is designed for use on local networks (LANs). It is not compatible with Internet protocols such as FTP or WebDAV, nor does it support sychronization services such as Dropbox.
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are supported to allow remote access to a LAN, but performance can be very slow. We are working to improve performance over slow connections, but are interested in your experiences so far.
  • At this point, we are deliberately not releasing an installer for Citavi Team, because it would overwrite your regular version of Citavi. Instead, it is released as a ZIP archive containing the program files, since this can be installed alongside your regular version.


Installing and Configuring Citavi Team
  1. Download the ZIP archive linked at the end of this article.
  2. Extract the ZIP archive wherever you like, for example, to My Documents\Citavi Team Beta 2.
  3. Inside that folder, you will find the bin folder.
  4. Make sure your regular version of Citavi is closed — it can't run at the same time.
  5. Start Citavi.exe from the bin folder.
  6. The first time Citavi Team starts, it will report that it is running from that location for the first time and requires you to set its folder for user data. Select a folder, for example the folder in step 1.
    Important
    Do not select your existing Citavi user data folder with your real projects.
  7. On the Welcome screen, click New project. You can now choose whether you want to create a solo project or a team project.
    Important
    If you want to test Citavi Team with your existing projects, don't open them directly. Instead, please make a copy of a project and put it in the folder for user data you specified in step 6.

    If you copy your entire folder for user files, including the Settings folder, do not start projects from the welcome screen, because the Settings include the history of recent items, which means your original project would be edited. If you see your original projects in the welcome screen, first create a new project, then on the Tools menu, click Options, then on the Folders tab, click Clear recent items.
  8. If you create a team project, you can change its settings under File > Project properties > Team setup.

Known Issues
  • Using Citavi Team over a VPN can be very slow. Please provide us with feedback about your experiences with this, if you can.
  • The License key window does not yet reflect Citavi Team licenses.

This version is no longer available.
Antonio Tejada
Citavi Customer Service
 

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