Though they both occur before release, public and private beta tests are completely different animals with different goals, risks, and strategies. We'll help you decide whether running a public beta makes sense for your situation.
There are various risks associated with any large scale release. Understanding the hazards of a public beta and how to mitigate them can help ensure a successful product launch.
Public betas have the potential to be a powerful marketing tool. This whitepaper is full of practical tips to make your public beta test a success.