We here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog have been fielding a lot of questions lately about installing CS5 across the whole, building, or school. Knowing that you certainly don’t want to be toddling around campus with DVD’s and serial numbers, we thought you might like to see this movie about using the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition:
Deploying with AAMEE
Now, it requires a couple of things for you to use it effectively. First, you’ll probably want a licensing serial number. If you are installing in bulk, you should buy that way. If you are buying individual seats, then talk to your favorite reseller about our Licensing programs. Read more about them at the Adobe Volume Licensing page:
To actually deploy the software, you’ll need a deployment tool, like Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). To learn more about the process, check out the Adobe Enterprise Deployment page:
Yes. Yes we do say. We here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog love labs. Whenever we feel like facing a new challange and playing with some cool, new tools, we drift on over the Adobe Labs (link to Adobe Labs) and check it out. A new tool we found there got us very excited, so we wanted to share it with you.
Adobe WorkflowLab (beta)
It can be used for planning out project tasks and overall workflow and organize thoughts for project post-mortems or to learn about best practices using built-in workflow starting points. Go grab it for yourself and have a look (link to the WorkflowLab beta)
A quick one from your pals at the Adobe Education Technologies blog. . .
If you are wondering about our support for the two new major OS releases in the last month or two, Snow Leopard and Windows 7, wonder no more. Follow this link and get the direct scoop from out support teams: Link to the OS compatibility chart
We here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog like to think of ourselves as amateur photographers (except for Rick—who is a real photographer, but the rest of us try to keep up). We are all VERY excited bout the next release of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom—version 3 BETA, and you can see it yourself on Adobe labs: (link to the Labs Lightroom 3 BETA site)
Some of the new features included for you to play with in the Lightroom 3 beta are:
Brand new performance architecture, building for the future of growing image libraries
State-of-the-art noise reduction to help you perfect your high ISO shots
Watermarking tool that helps you customize and protect your images with ease
Portable sharable slide shows—with audio—designed to give you more flexibility and impact on how you choose to share your images, you can now save and export your slide shows as videos and include audio
Flexible customizable print package creation so your print package layouts are all your own
Film grain simulation tool for enhancing your images to look as gritty as you want
New import handling designed to make importing streamlined and easy
More flexible online publishing options so you can post your images online to certain online photo sharing sites directly from inside Lightroom 3 beta
Read on for more resources and information about the next release of one of our Adobe favorites:
In case you missed it, last week we announced the updates to the Elements "twins" Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8, you can read more about it on Adobe.com (link to the Elements site).
However, that’s not what we here at the Adobe Education Blog wanted to tell you about. We were given the opportunity to help to launch them by recording some Adobe TV (link to Adobe TV) episodes that also premiered on the same day.
Acrobat.com (link to Acrobat.com: https://acrobat.com/) has a number of very useful tools, and we here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog use it all the time.
With services like:
Collaboration and Review in PDF files with Acrobat and Reader,
Form data collection,
Truly collaborative word processing with Buzzword, and
Similarly collaborative presentations and spreadsheets,
we have begun to change the way we work with documents and remote colleagues. Because we are not alone in this, we get a question about the security of the tool frequently. Specifically, what does Adobe do to secure your work and privacy. Have a look: http://www.adobe.com/acom/systemreqs/
We here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog use this stuff all time. Attend tomorrow’s eSeminar to find out how you might:
Hear how Acrobat.com can make you more collaborative from the visionary behind the product. Webinar: Wed, 6/24, 12-1 pm PDT
Meet Erik Larson the visionary leader behind Acrobat.com. We at Adobe have embraced Acrobat.com because it makes us more competitive and just makes work more enjoyable. Erik will share how Acrobat.com provides a fundamentally different and better way to work through stories and real-world examples. Come hear about the future of Acrobat.com and the vision behind the product. This will be an interactive session; Bring your questions and thoughts.
Adobe Captivate 4 has a new feature called “Widgets” which are a collection of Flash-created SWF files that you can add to your projects. Captivate ships with a bunch of them, and one of them in particular—the Certificate widget—is pretty fun. With it, you can offer a certificate to someone who passes a quiz you have created. There is even a button to print the certificate so you can proudly display your certificate of completion. We here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog built one called the Certificator, and you can see it in action by clicking the following link (link to the certificator: http://se.adobe.acrobat.com/certficator/). To learn more about how this was created, grab the Captivate project files, and start learning how to create your own widgets, read on. . .
This time around, we here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog wanted to remind you (or alert you if this is news to you) that entries for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards are due this Friday (June 5th). If you are a visual communications student (or you know one), you (or they) could win a trip to China! Submit via the web at the ADAA site [link to the Design Achievement site: http://adaaentry.com/] Read more: