by Rocky Mitarai
Today, we’ve begun upgrading customers using the hosted version of our product to Adobe Connect 8 Service Pack 2 (SP2). If you have an on-premise or managed service deployment, this upgrade is available today as well, and your account administrator will be provided with additional information on how to access it. For customers already on version 8.1, SP2 will provide several key product enhancements to help improve user experience.
Adobe Connect hosted customers will be upgraded to Adobe Connect 8 SP2 per our migration schedule. For information on the timing of your upgrade, please visit our migration center here. On the right-hand side of the page, mid-way down you can enter your Adobe Connect meeting URL and learn more about when your server is expected to be migrated.
Adobe Connect 8 SP2 enhancements include:
Customizable display of attendee information
In Adobe Connect 8 SP2, account administrators will have greater control over how attendee names and information are displayed in the meeting environment (attendee pod, chat pod, share pod, etc.). Attendee information can be customized to display profile information such as location, title, rank, and any other supplemental information that exists for users. This helps enable meeting hosts and presenters to quickly know who they are sharing information with, understand audience demographics at a glance, and segregate information sharing in meetings more effectively.
In-product notification enhancements
Adobe Connect 8 SP2 can enable account administrators to create their own in-product notifications and immediately notify all end users on the account with any information that they want to broadcast. Hosted customers will continue to receive critical in-product notifications from Adobe as well.
Ubuntu Linux 10.04 64-bit Add-in now available
Adobe Connect now supports hosts and presenters using Ubuntu Linux 10.04 64-bit OS with a new Meeting Add-In. This Add-in is not required for Adobe Connect 8 SP2 and is completely optional. The Add-in can be downloaded here.
We hope that you will enjoy these enhancements in Adobe Connect 8 SP2. Please check out our migration center for additional information and to look up the expected timing of your upgrade.