Posts in Category "Announcements"

Adobe Reader and Acrobat Prerelease Program


If you are an Enterprise customer with a number of forms and processes that are dependant on Reader or Acrobat then you should be part of the Adobe Reader and Acrobat Prerelease Program.

By filling in this simple form you can express your interest in participating in the Adobe® Acrobat® and Reader® Prerelease Program. The goal of a prerelease program at Adobe is to solicit early feedback on new features and learn about possible bugs so that we can produce a product that meets the needs of our customers.

Participation is based on the requirements of the program and the credentials of those who sign up to participate.

Submit your LiveCycle Applications to the 2010 MAX Awards


The Adobe MAX Awards is a global awards program that recognizes the best uses of Adobe software for creating expressive applications that enable people to engage with ideas and information anytime, anywhere and on any device. The contest is open until August 13, 2010.

The 2010 MAX Awards will feature six categories and will encourage participation from Adobe customers across a range of disciplines and geographies. Finalists will be selected based on the strength of their submissions, as they align to over arching criteria. At the highest level, all submissions received will be judged on the following: 

–   Quality of end-user experience
–   Monetization of application/success at increasing revenue and profitability
–   Breadth of Adobe solutions used to develop the application
–   Reach of application, in terms of audience and availability across devices
–   Demonstration of real-world, live implementation

For more information on the awards and the awards process, visit the Max Awards website. To submit your own LiveCycle application, use the 2010 Max Awards Submission Form.

Adobe AIR 2


Adobe AIR 2 is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux on

The AIR 2 release includes many new features including:

  • Native Process API
  • Open documents with the user’s default application
  • Microphone data access
  • Mass storage device detection
  • Updated, faster WebKit with enhanced support for HTML5 and CSS3
  • Multi-touch
  • New networking support including UDP and server sockets
  • Screen reader support
  • Reduced CPU usage on idle
  • Up to 30% reduction in memory usage without recompiling an application
  • … and many more

For complete details, please see the Release notes for Adobe AIR developers.

If you would like to learn more about the new features, there’s a great article by Sarah Perez here and, as always, visit the Adobe AIR Developer Center for complete details, samples, and news.



The New Adobe Enterprise Café


The new Adobe Enterprise Café is now available and can help you stay in touch with the enterprise community, receive news, find information, and aggregate content related to LiveCycle ES. It includes an excellent RSS reader pre-populated with some of the best blogs and feeds out there.

For full details, go to the Adobe Enterprise Café website or download the AIR application right now.

Be sure to come and say "Hi" in the Water Cooler feature (power by the LiveCycle Collaboration Service)

Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Service Pack 1


Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Service Pack 1 is now available for download here:

pdf Issues addressed in this service pack can be seen in the Readme.

Dreamweaver CS5 HTML5 Extension


Adobe is pleased to make a technology release available of the Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS5 HTML5 Pack extension. This extension provides initial support for HTML5 and CSS3 in Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, and helps you easily create HTML5 pages and CSS3 styles. While HTML5 and CSS3 will not be finalized for some time, the extension provides support for a set of currently-implemented features.

The update and more information is now available on Adobe at

To download the Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 HTML5 Pack pack:



New Updater Technology in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat


The new Updater is designed to keep end users up to date in an automated way.
With the activation of the new Updater, Windows users will have the option to download and install updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat automatically, without user interaction. This is an important evolution in the distribution of updates. 

If you would like to activate the new feature. Go to Edit, Preferences (Ctrl-K), and then select Updater to chose your preferred update method.


For more information visit Steve Gotwalls’ or Brad Arkin’s blog postings. Workspaces


Adobe has introduced Workspaces (not to be confused with LiveCycle Workspace), a new collaboration space that lets teams inside and outside of organizations work together on projects. With Workspaces, team members can store and organize project content online, and easily share and manage team access to files – eliminating the need to continually e-mail updates.

Teams can create Shared Workspaces to store and share a set of files related to a project, letting distributed team members work together across times zones and firewalls, with no special file sharing software or IT involvement necessary.

More information on Workspaces can be found on the home page.