The 3.0 version of Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (AAMEE) and associated English language documentation (Read Me and updated Deployment Guide) are available on the Adobe Licensing Website (LWS) a tad bit earlier than the official release date of 5/14/12. Why early? Well we because we were starting to feel like the waiter who has brought you your food and then realized they hadn’t brought you any silverware. Of course we knew that AAMEE was going to be released a week after CS6 shipped so that is a somewhat flawed metaphor, but I am hungry.
In LWS, you can find AAMEE 3.0 and the docs in the “App Mngr Ent Edition” section under “All” of the Downloads area. I do not know why it is called App Mngr Ent Edition but you know the whole LWS site is full of such gems.
I want to thank everyone on the AAMEE crew for helping us get the release out ahead of schedule. And GG and the LWS folks too. You all rock!
We will do a proper announcement on this blog on Monday, have direct download links, talk more about the new command line tools Exceptions Deployer application and Remote Update Manager. I am also going to do a FAQ about some of the questions that have come up around the licensing changes in CS6. I really do hope we will be able to persuade folks that we have gone out of our way to make sure the new licensing has minium impact to the IT admins charged with deploying CS6.
Jody Rodgers | Sr. Product Manager | Enterprise + Volume | CS + CCM | Adobe
Although it is a slow process apparently, email notifications are starting to go out to our enterprise customers who have access to CS 5.5 through LWS this week. If you are unfamiliar with LWS, it is our Licensing Web Site for Adobe Volume Licensing (AVL) customers. It is also where order history, serials, and downloads of our electronic media reside. How about that name LWS though? Nothing says “relic of a bygone era” like a site with the name Web Site in it. Let’s just pretend the WS in LWS stands for Walking Shoes or Western Saddle. How about Worcestershire Sauce? I am fully aware that Licensing Worcestershire Sauce makes no sense, but I am somehow more okay with an absurd name than an overtly redundant one.
I just got word this morning that Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (AAMEE) 2.0 has also made its way up to LWS as well! This is a whole week ahead of our scheduled release to the public website. How awesome is that? On the Scale of Awesomeness I would give it a 7 out of 10. Why not higher? Well I would give it a 9 of 10 if we were able to have AAMEE 2.0 available on our public DevNet site today as well, but we’ll have it up this time next week and I will post when this occurs with the link. How could it be a 10 out of 10 on the Scale of Awesomeness? This would involve simultaneous availability AND free candy. The free candy bit would bump it up. Don’t underestimate the power of free candy. They made a whole holiday based on it.
Adobe Licensing Website (LWS)
Adobe Volume Licensing (AVL) FAQ
Jody Rodgers | Senior Product Manager | Enterprise & Volume | Creative Suite