by John Cristofano
We’re very pleased to announce that Adobe Connect 8 is now available!
On premise customers who are eligible for upgrades will receive an email from us in the coming seven to 10 days with more detail about their upgrade. Additionally, we’ve begun migrating hosted deployments in North America to the new version, will continue a phased rollout over the coming months, and will include hosted customers in other parts of the world in early 2011.
Adobe Connect 8 features a wealth of new and enhanced features and benefits, including a simplified interface for greater usability and enhanced audio and video capabilities for richer experiences. A new software development kit (SDK) offers greater extensibility, the optional Adobe Connect Desktop client (now available for free download here) makes meeting management easier, and Adobe Connect Mobile—available for Apple iOS and Google Android platforms—supports a range of mobile devices for those attending meetings on the go.
For our current customers, there are some great, informative resources available at the Adobe Connect 8 Migration Center, including a migration timeframe indicator for hosted customers, a transition guide, details about the SDK, and an ability to sign up for a 30-day preview account. Please do check out the site.
We believe Adobe Connect 8 will help you collaborate more effectively, work more efficiently and deliver better results. We’re looking forward to sharing the product with you, starting now.
The Adobe Connect Team