Category Archives: Announcement

Just Announced: Creative Suite 5.5

Adobe has announced a significant update to Creative Suite, with the unveiling of the first mid-cycle release: Creative Suite 5.5.  This is part of a new release strategy, where they are moving away from milestone releases (such as CS3, CS4, CS5). Mid-cycle releases will keep designers and developers ahead of technology changes, such as the mobile communications revolution (tablets!) that is radically altering how content is consumed and created. Some highlights from CS5.5…. For Web folks: huge updates to HTML5 … Continue reading

Adobe Connect 8 Service Pack 1

  Today, Adobe began upgrading customers using the hosted version of Adobe Connect 8 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). For customers already on version 8, SP1 will provide new user experience enhancements based on valuable feedback since the release of Adobe Connect 8. If you have not yet been upgraded to Adobe Connect 8, you will be upgraded directly to Adobe Connect 8 SP1 per Adobe’s migration schedule. For information on the timing of your upgrade, please visit our migration … Continue reading

Get a free BlackBerry PlayBook!

Research in Motion (RIM) announced at Adobe MAX this  year that you can receive a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet by successfully submitting an application to the Blackberry App World.  This is a pretty exciting announcement for Flash/Flex developers because the PlayBook is fully supporting Adobe AIR.  This means you can build an AIR application using the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK, test the application in the simulator, and publish the application to the BlackBerry App World.  Assuming your application meets the … Continue reading

Adobe Connect 8 Announced

On November 1st, Adobe introduced the next major release of Adobe Connect: Version 8.0.  Adobe® Connect™ is an enterprise web conferencing solution for online meetings, eLearning, and webinars used by leading corporations and government agencies. And it’s based on Adobe Flash® technology, so you can deliver rich interactions that participants can join easily. This release brings a number of exciting new features, including a brand new meeting module with an improved interface and richer controls.  Here are a few of … Continue reading

Adobe Labs updated: Something for everyone

Tomorrow’s keynote at Adobe Max is titled Welcome to the Revolution.  If history tells us anything, these keynotes are always filled with new product announcements, updates to existing products, and a plethora of state-of-the-union-style information about where Adobe is heading.  It’s that time of the year when Adobe prepares to rejuvenate the digital world.  In preparation for the keynote, I see the Adobe Labs home page has been updated with a little something for everyone.  Four updates and one new release have been added … Continue reading

Adobe announces Acrobat X

Early this morning, Adobe announced the next version of Acrobat.  This is version 10 so the product is appropriately titled Acrobat X. For the record, Adobe has repackaged/renamed the products surrounding Acrobat to the Free Adobe Reader X, Acrobat X Standard, Acrobat X Pro, and Acrobat X Suite.  For a detailed look at the difference between these products, visit the Product Comparison page on Adobe’s website.  Here’s an overview about what’s new in version 10: Acrobat X Features Automate routine, multi-step tasks with new … Continue reading