Adobe has just announced the release of LiveCycle ES3. Dave Welch, Senior Director – LiveCycle, writes about the new release on the Adobe LiveCycle Blog:
LiveCycle ES3 contains the document and data services capabilities, including electronic forms and business processes, which were formerly part of the Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform (ADEP), a brand that is being retired.
The new LiveCycle ES3 release incorporates:
- Document services capabilities available with ADEP and the recent ADEP Document Services service pack 1
- LiveCycle Data Services 4.6.1
- Updates to LiveCycle Connectors for Microsoft® SharePoint® and IBM® FileNet
LiveCycle offers a number of components that help extend the value of existing back-end systems by better engaging users, streamlining processes, managing correspondence, and strengthening security. These components are:
- Modules: Reader Extensions, Forms, Output, Digital Signatures, Rights Management, Process Management, PDF Generation
- Tools: Workbench, Designer
- Solutions: Correspondence Management
- ECM Connectors: SharePoint, IBM Filenet, Documentum, IBM CM
- Advanced Offerings: Data Services
The FAQ capturing more details about LiveCycle ES3 and ADEP is here.
Marcel van Espen, over at the Dr Flex and Dr LiveCycle blog, explains how you can create a LiveCycle process to access custom Office properties. His blog post also includes a useful example.
“Within LiveCycle Workbench ES, one of the services in the common category that you can use is ‘Export XMP’. This service will extract all the available metadata from a PDF document. If you have converted a MS-Office document to a PDF document, you will be surprised what metadata is also converted. All these properties now become accessible.”
Read the complete post here.
We recently released LiveCycle ES2 Service Pack 1 (SP1), a significant update to the LiveCycle server components, LiveCycle Workbench ES2, and LiveCycle Designer ES2. You can access the download page here. To download the service pack, you’ll need to log in using your Adobe ID and agree with the EULA.
The updated LiveCycle ES2 SP1 documentation is now live at the LiveCycle Developer Center. The SP1 ReadMe (PDF) describes how you can install the service pack for LiveCycle ES2 server, Workbench ES2, and Designer ES2. The ReadMe also lists the 80+ customer-reported issues that were addressed in this service pack.
To review the SP1 release notes for LiveCycle components, see this page. A related announcement on the LiveCycle Product Blog is here.
Follow this blog to catch more updates and announcements from the LiveCycle doc team.