There has been many big days in my life but very few big weeks. Perhaps the week I got married and the week I went to Disneyland (not the same week) but this week must also be up there. On Monday 17/06 Adobe released it’s brand new Creative Cloud branded applications. Which I must say are extremely impressive with lots and lots of new features. On Tuesday 18/06 we realised that as a result of the changes on Monday there was an issue with Creative Cloud Packager 1.0 which was preventing package creation. Ooops this was obviously not intended. However stay with me we have a fix.
We are now on Wednesday , which also happens to be my favourite day of the week, just in case that comes up in the Karl Gibson trivia quiz at your local bar. Today we are going to release Creative Cloud Packager 1.1. for our Creative Cloud Team customers.
Fear not Creative Cloud Enterprise customers we have not forgotten you. The great and really exciting news is that Creative Cloud Packager 1.1 will also be available for you. Since we released Creative Cloud Packager 1.0 in April for Creative Cloud Team customers the feedback has been overwhelmingly favourable. With this in mind it was really important to us that Creative Cloud Enterprise customers also have this this experience when it came time to packaging the new Creative Cloud applications & updates. Here is the breakdown of Creative Cloud Packager Features
- Downloads applications & updates directly from Adobe’s Creative Cloud- No physical media/ LWS downloads
- Create customised packages containing just the applications you wish to deploy.
- Support for Feature Bearing updates- Updates are broken up in to Feature bearing & regular updates. IT admin can choose which they want to package.
- Creative Cloud allows you to select the locale you wish to create packages with
- Ability to modify update behaviour of client applications
- Ability to disable or enable Creative Cloud Desktop Application.
- Caching of Applications and updates to save bandwidth- Ability to change where cache is located.
- CCP offers in app updating. When a new version is detected you are asked if you want to update.
How do you get Creative Cloud Packager 1.1 ?
Creative Cloud Team customers
CCP 1.1 is now live. if you already have CCP 1.0 then when you next open or launch the application you will be prompted to install an update.
If you do not already have CCP then you can go to the Team admin portal creative.adobe.com and sign in with your Team admin ID and you will see a deployment section on the right hand side. You can download CCP 1.1 from here.
Creative Cloud Enterprise Customers
On June 21st we will be making Creative Cloud Packager 1.1 available on Adobe’s Licensing Website (LWS) licensing.adobe.com In the past when you have signed in to LWS you would see a list of all the applications. This has now been replaced and you will see only Creative Cloud Packager 1.1, your License Key and a handful of applications CCP cannot currently package. These include Edge Code, Reflow, Scout and Gaming SDK.
Note although we are making CCP 1.1 live on LWS on the 21st it does take time to replicate on peoples LWS account.
I am incredibly proud of the work the Team has done on Creative Cloud Packager. By downloading the applications & updates directly from the cloud we are removing a massive headache from the IT admin and also as you can see from the above there is lots of other great features. This is just the beginning however. We have lots of plans in store for CCP. As the Creative Cloud evolves the Creative Cloud Packager will also evolve and offer greater customisation of the services the Creative Cloud offers. Also top of our To Do list is to add support for packing of archived versions. As of right now if the IT admin for a Team or Enterprise need to package previous versions i.e CS6 they need to use AAMEE 3.1. This is something we are looking to remedy.
One more thing
Yes I did the one more thing……..thing
With Creative Cloud Packager we have included a new version of the Adobe Update Server Setup Tool (AUSST 3.0) the new version offers significant performance improvement and we have also made AUSST proxy aware and so you can now use AUSST even if you are behind a proxy. AUSST is included in the Creative Cloud Packager build. We are also making AUSST 3.0 available on the Devnet site for those who are still pondering the Creative Cloud but want to take advantage of the new features, please keep an eye out over the next few days.
The Creative Cloud Packager Help Page is located here
Product Manager | Enterprise IT Tools