The SolidWorks 2013 Beta Program is officially launched! There are a number of improvements to the beta program, which make it easier to participate, report issues, and get more prizes! I encourage EVERY SolidWorks user to sign into the SolidWorks 2013 Beta Program website and get started on exploring and testing the new software with your data. I can't talk about the new stuff, but I can say there's truly something for everyone in SolidWorks 2013.
By the way, 2013 will be the 21st major release of SolidWorks. There are very few software applications, for any purpose on any platform, that have been around that long and still at the forefront of their industry; from my perspective, the open and active beta program is a big part of the reason why. So join in and help shape your design, simulation, publishing, and data management tools. Make your voice heard!