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October 15, 2012

Adobe Reader XI Now Available!

Adobe Reader XI is now available! Download Reader XI today at http://get.adobe.com/reader. With over one billion downloads, Adobe Reader continues its leadership as the global standard in PDF viewing and interaction.

New Functionality
Adobe Reader XI provides full commenting capabilities, including text, stamps, file attachments and audio recordings, as well as drawing markups, like lines, arrows, shapes and free-form annotations. Do you have a PDF form that needs attention? Well, Reader is now able to fill, sign, save and send your forms without requiring printing and mailing. And, of course, you can do this on the most recent and popular operating systems, OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8, which includes our new “touch-mode” for an optimal tablet experience.

Mobile and the Cloud
Wherever you are, save your PDFs to Acrobat.com for access from anywhere, including your mobile devices via Adobe Reader for Android and iOS. Also, leverage Adobe Reader XI’s integration with our cloud services, including creating PDF, exporting PDF files to Word and Excel, or sending your documents for signatures and full tracking via Adobe EchoSign.

Security
We really moved the needle with Protected Mode in Adobe Reader X. Now, we’ve enhanced Protected Mode in Adobe Reader XI to include data theft prevention capabilities. We’ve even added a new Protected View, which implements a separate desktop and winstation for the UI, providing an additional layer of defense. For high-risk environments, we’ve added the PDF Whitelisting Framework, which allows the selective enablement of JavaScript for both Windows and Mac OS, including support for certified documents. And, in the area of content security, we’ve expanded our support to elliptic curve cryptography.

Enterprise Deployment
We spent a lot of time with our Citrix XenApp support, and especially focused on performance, which is key when accessing Adobe Reader XI from your tablet devices. Also, if you’re rolling out application streaming, we’re now supporting Microsoft App-V, including a Package Accelerator. Need a GPO template? We’ve added that to this release too! And, of course, we continue to enhance our support for Microsoft SCCM/SCUP, Apple Remote Desktop and have even added a Configuration Wizard for the Mac. For all your enterprise questions, checkout our new Enterprise Toolkit.

As always your feedback and comments are critical to our success. Please continue to provide us with your feedback via the Adobe Reader user forums.

To learn more about the new Adobe Reader XI please visit our home page at www.adobe.com/products/reader.html. Follow Reader XI news on Twitter @Adobe_Reader.

Steve Gottwals, Group Product Manager, Adobe Reader

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October 1, 2012

Announcing Adobe Reader XI

Today, Adobe is announcing our next generation Acrobat XI software with new cloud services. Products included in this release are: Acrobat XI Pro, Acrobat XI Standard, Adobe Reader XI and newly integrated documents services, Adobe FormsCentral and Adobe EchoSign.

Adobe Reader XI, our most powerful Reader yet, includes many new and enhanced capabilities:

  • Productivity
    • Full commenting features, including text, stamps, file attachments and audio recordings, as well as drawing markups, like lines, arrows, shapes and free-form annotations
    • Fill, sign, save and send your forms – and save the planet while you’re at it!
    • Store files on Acrobat.com for access from multiple devices
    • Support for OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8 with new “touch-mode” for optimal tablet interaction
    • Create PDF or Export PDF files to Word and Excel online
  • Security
    • Enhanced Protected Mode now includes data theft prevention capabilities
    • New Protected View implements a separate desktop and winstation for the UI, which provides an additional layer of defense
    • PDF Whitelisting Framework allows selective enablement of JavaScript for both Windows and Mac OS
    • Elliptic Curve Cryptography support for digital signatures
  • Enterprise Deployment
    • Citrix XenApp enhancements for better performance
    • New App-V support, including a Package Accelerator
    • GPO Template for the most common enterprise settings
    • Enhanced support for Microsoft SCCM/SCUP and Apple Remote Desktop
    • Configuration Wizard for the Mac

Stay tuned for an announcement about where you can download Reader XI soon!

Steve Gottwals, Group Product Manager, Adobe Reader

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