Finally there is news about DSM 7.0 – Shen-Kuei, Product Manager at Synology, announced registrations for DSM 7.0 beta-testing are open to the public. The original message was released on the Synology Community forum and it says the following:
DSM 7.0 is our biggest update yet, and we know that while new features and performance improvements are exciting for us and enthusiasts, nothing is more important than stability. For DSM 7.0, we’re introducing a Preview stage that comes before the usual Beta. This is the point where we’re finished with most of the under-the-hood improvements and major changes that will affect our users and 3rd party package developers.
Our goal is to make sure DSM 7.0 on release is even more stable than DSM 6.2. To get there, we’ll need your help!
DSM 7.0 will have three pre-release milestones:
- Most major changes completed
- Registration & invite-only
- Participant-only board on Synology Community Open Beta
- Open to public Release Candidates
- Final optimization and minor quality improvements (descriptions, help files, etc.)To sign up for the Preview, follow the link below and sign in with your Synology Account. Selected participants will receive additional information on how to obtain the installation files when they are made available. We are currently targeting late January to early February.Synology DSM 7.0 Preview Registration We’re excited for what DSM 7.0 will bring to our users, and we look forward to working with all of you to make it the most stable release ever. Happy holidays everyone!Sincerely,
Product Manager, DSM
UPDATE 31.12.2019 (14:00 PM)
Once the registration is sent this error message appears I hope it will be resolved. However, by refreshing the page, registration is successful.
UPDATE 31.12.2019 (14:44 PM)
My registration has been sent. I hope Synology will approve my application as soon as possible.
UPDATE 31.12.2019 (14:52 PM)
The 4 phases of the registration program include:
- STEP 1: Registration. Complete the registration process before Jan 14, 2020
- STEP 2: Wait for Notification. Selected participants will be notified by email.
- STEP 3: Install & Test. Explore new features and stress test the existing ones.
- STEP 4: Send Feedback. Discuss in a participant-only board on Synology Community.
UPDATE 31.12.2019 (15:22 PM)
A complete list of full DSM 7.0 New Features.
UPDATE 31.12.2019 (15:36 PM)
The registration error message that I reported above was corrected immediately by the Synology team a few minutes after it was reported.
UPDATE 31.12.2019 (15:50 PM)
If your registration has been successful, you will receive confirmation by email. Warning: This does not mean that you have been chosen for the beta testing program.
UPDATE 31.12.2019 (23:29 PM)
7 days have passed. There are still 7 days until January 14, 2020. After this date, Synology will contact the lucky Beta-Testers for DSM 7.0 Preview.
Synology Registration for DSM 7.0 Preview is currently closed. Now, the lucky ones who have successfully signed up must wait to receive an email notification in the next hours/days. Who does not receive the notification has not been chosen for DSM 7.0 Preview.
The selections for DSM 7.0 preview have started, you should receive an notification email this week.
If subscribers are not notified via email this week I think there will be a delay due to the Chinese New Year which is scheduled for January 25, 2020. From January 24th to 30th everything is turned off. During this holiday, all factories are shut down. Without exception. While the official holiday only lasts for around a week to ten days. The notifications for DSM 7.0 preview will most likely come in early February.