Since we released LiveCycle ES3 we have received a tremendous response; a common question is what’s new since the last major release of LiveCycle; my goal here is to answer that question. Every major release includes a great deal of valuable sustaining and customer oriented updates too detailed to list but in themselves valuable in terms of keeping your systems up to date; what everybody wants to hear about however are the new features, so here goes.
LiveCycle Workbench & Foundation ES3
- CRX (Content Repository Extreme) is included with LiveCycle and licensed with Foundation.
- Workbench includes Services & Operations for writing to, managing and reading from CRX.
- Capability to import LC ES (v8.0) resources model assets into the LC Application model that was introduced in ES2.
- Improved dependency management and “where used analysis” for managing application assets used in multiple contexts.
- Improved database integration, allows a database backed application model to be used to define native CRUD operations and queries that can be used in an orchestration.
- Improved web service integration, allows a WSDL to be used to define a native operation that can be used in an orchestration.
LiveCycle Designer / Forms / Output ES3
- Create and apply styles to objects in LiveCycle Designer ES3; allows for fine control and consistency of fonts, colors, borders, etc. in a form and across sets of forms.
- Support for Bulleted, numbered and nested lists in text objects.
- Change the flow of sub-forms and tables for right to left languages (Arabic and Hebrew)
- Add bookmarks to generated PDF documents
- Add flash objects to forms and communicate between the form and the SWF to display form data – Requires Reader/Acrobat X.
LiveCycle PDF Generator ES3
- The Windows-based PDF to PDF OCR service is now multi-threaded.
- Supports Acrobat 10 allowing for conversion of Office 2010 files.
LiveCycle Common Services ES3
- Assembler has improved use case support for dynamic XDP assembly; for advanced document and package generation.
- Doc Converter extends PDF/A support to the new PDF/A-2b standard.
LiveCycle Process Management ES3
- Tracking UI has been improved and now also supports tracking into sub-processes.
LiveCycle Digital Signatures ES3
- Support for XML encryption/decryption of all or part of form data – Requires Reader/Acrobat X.
- RSA libraries have been updated for better performance and reliability.
- HSM (hardware security module) support on Windows 64-bit systems.
LiveCycle Rights Management ES3
- Microsoft Office plug-ins for Windows 64 bit systems and Support for Office 2010.
- Customize and private brand the authentication dialogs, including capability to implement multi-step wizards.
- Additional single-sign-on capabilities through SAML security assertion mark-up language and federated identities.
- Support for a wider variety of authentication mechanisms; header-based SSO (like SiteMinder) and verification of third party SAML assertions.
- Portable protection Library – a lightweight library for developers to build management for rights and rights managed documents into their applications.
- Expanded event tracking capabilities.
LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES3
- No new features; works with Reader X and earlier versions.
LiveCycle ECM Connectors ES3
- IBM FileNet connector now supports FileNet version 5.
- Microsoft SharePoint connector, support for SharePoint farm deployments.
LiveCycle Data Services ES3
- Compatible with Flash Builder 4.6 and latest Flex SDK
- Adds an SAP Connector and Managed remoting.
- Enhancements to model driven development and the offline synchronization framework.
LiveCycle Production Print ES3
- Updated to support the new features in LiveCycle Designer ES3 including styles and bulleted lists.
- Enhanced support for LiveCycle repository based templates; complete fragment resolution.
- Workbench Service updated to fully resolved fragments in repository based templates at runtime.
- Enhanced error logging.
LiveCycle Correspondence Management ES3
- The Correspondence Management UIs have been substantially updated to make them more intuitive and efficient to use through features such as spell checking and keyboard entry for quicker navigation.
- Support for richer Correspondence templates and editing; bulleted, numbered and nested lists as well as tables.
- Built around the CRX repository, improving performance and enhanced auditing of assets.
- Enhanced support for complex conditionals and inline conditions in text modules for smarter templates.
- More control of template assets; publish or retire templates on a given date, retrieve templates that were active on a given date, easier deployment.