Test-Drive Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 in minutes, no trial download required


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With 6 major Adobe software applications in Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2, plus 10  other smaller programs, evaluating the entire Suite has been a challenge for our customers because of the total file size of the software.  Today our customers have to either order a shipped trial DVD, or wait for several Gigabytes to download before getting their hands on the software.

In an effort to provide a better trial experience to our customers, we have been working with Runaware, who specializes in hosting full versions of software in a virtual environment, delivered via the browser.  This means that you can now get your hands on our entire Suite in literally minutes and without having to download the trial version of the software.

In addition to this seamless new way of evaluating our Technical Communication Suite 2, I have also been working with a team of instructional designers to make sure we included several step-by-step tutorials to help you explore the key functionality in the various products and their integration points.

To get the most out of this new platform, I encourage you to watch this short (00:12:01min) recording on how to navigate around the TestDrive platform and the tutorials. The links to the TestDrive environment is provided at the end of the recording.

The following three Adobe product pages include links to the TestDrive demo:

Finally, follow this link if you’d like test-drive the Adobe Technical Communications Suite online demo directly.

I’d love to hear your feedback, so please leave a comment or send me a Tweet @rjacquez


4 Responses to Test-Drive Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 in minutes, no trial download required

  1. Michael says:

    Hey RJ,Do I need to enter all that information each time I want to play around with the Tech Comm suite? I only ask because I would love to go though each of the tutorials over the next few days (weeks?) and would like to avoid re-entering my info. Thanks.

  2. RJ Jacquez says:

    Hi Michael, thank you for leaving a comment. I consulted with my friends at Runaware about your question, and they shared with me that as long as you use the same Browser and the Browser has cookies enabled, you should not have to re-enter the information in subsequent tests.Sincerely,RJ Jacquez

  3. Hi RJ,This looks very useful. Just wanted to ask out of curiosity is this kind of setup is going to be available for other Adobe products also?Thanks.

  4. RJ Jacquez says:

    Hi Yogesh, thank you for stopping by and for leaving a comment, really appreciate it.Regarding your question, I sure hope so. We have been extremely successful with hosting our Tech Comm Suite 2 in the cloud using Runaware and it’s my hope that other Adobe Suites follow suit. I continue to do my part internally to evangelize the benefits of doing this. We will see.Thanks again,RJ Jacquez