Adobe is pleased to announce that the next version of LiveCycle ES beta is now available. This beta release is made available so that you can start testing your applications on the new version as well as enable you to explore the new features and numerous improvements we have made. However, like any other beta, it is not recommended for production use.
What’s new in the LiveCycle ES Next?
The most important changes have been made around usability of LiveCycle Workbench ES as well as developer productivity. Workbench now supports the concept of a LiveCycle Application with check-in/check-out and deploy features. Other major improvements we are working on are:
- Task wizards that will make the development and deployment of LiveCycle ES applications more intuitive
- Graphical UI which provides a drag and drop interface for building and managing DDX files used with LiveCycle ES
You won’t believe how easy building a LiveCycle ES application has become.
Under the covers, the next version of LiveCycle ES introduces a much enhanced turnkey install as well as an updated support matrix for platforms, application servers and databases. Most of the LiveCycle ES modules have been also enhanced. For example, LiveCycle ES is now able to generate PDF portfolios on the server.
Help us gather bugs this summer!
In order to reward you for your valiant efforts in helping us improve the quality and usability of LiveCycle ES Next, starting Monday July 20th we will be awarding one copy of Adobe Acrobat Professional Extended per week to the individual that has logged the most issues on the prerelease site.
Build the coolest LiveCycle ES NEXT application and win!
Take some time during the summer months to build the most interesting application using the next version of LiveCycle ES and win some exciting prizes. Watch the General Announcements forum on prerelease.adobe.com for the official announcement.