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Major Update to Creative Cloud

For Education customers Creative Cloud adds a whole set of new features and capability that is not available within a Master Collection perpetual licence, for example:

  • Adobe Muse
  • Adobe Edge
  • Lightroom 4
  • Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition
  • New product features e.g. photoshop
  • Cloud storage
  • Synchronisation tools

The announcement below demonstrates the immediate value that Creative Cloud can offer to subscribers.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — December 11, 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today is revealing a major update to its Adobe® Creative Cloud™ offering. During Create Now, an online event this morning, the company is announcing that Creative Cloud members will now have access to over a dozen exclusive new features for Adobe Photoshop®.  Adobe is also highlighting the huge customer momentum behind Creative Cloud, with more than 1 million free and paid memberships, including approximately 326,000* paid individual members who have signed up through November 2012. Additionally, at the Create Now event, the company is introducing a new version, Creative Cloud for teams, making it easy for creative professionals to collaborate with colleagues; showcasing new capabilities for mobile website design with Adobe Muse™; launching Creative Cloud Connection for desktop synching and collaborative sharing; debuting Creative Cloud Training, a library of premium instructional video from leading partners; and demonstrating the unlimited access to the Digital Publishing technology used by major publishers to create interactive content for the iPad.

“It’s been remarkable to see over 1 million users join Creative Cloud in just seven months,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media, Adobe. “Our goal is to make Creative Cloud the ultimate hub for creatives, where they can access the world’s best creative tools, store and collaborate around their work and ultimately showcase their creations. Now with the availability of the new Creative Cloud offering for teams, we’re making it easier for workgroups to create and collaborate.”

Tune in to see the full details unveiled at the Create Now online event at 10 a.m. PT with new Creative Cloud capabilities, including Creative Cloud for teams, available at that time.

New Photoshop CS6 capabilities available to Creative Cloud members, include:

  • Immediate support for HiDPI (Retina) displays for Apple MacBook Pro. This feature was also made available to perpetual license customers as a free update.
  • Smart Object support for Blur Gallery and Liquify.
  • The ability to quickly export CSS code for text and objects, and import color swatches to easily design incredible websites.
  • New workflow timesavers including Crop tool refinements.
  • 3D enhancements including improved live (OpenGL) previews of shadow effects and additional control over illumination using 32-bit color picker to create glow effects.
  • Conditional Actions that automatically select the appropriate Action based on user-defined rules, giving users enhanced image processing speed.

New Offering Brings Teams into Creative Cloud
Also available today, Creative Cloud for teams is designed to help creative professionals work better together. Creative Cloud for teams delivers everything that’s included with the individual version of Creative Cloud – all of the same desktop tools, online services for publishing and file sharing, and upgrades and feature updates when they are released. Plus it also includes easy management of virtual workgroups, 100GB of cloud storage per user (versus 20GB for the individual Creative Cloud offering), expert support services, centralized administration for the quick and easy deployment of new seats, and centralized billing and efficient license management.

Other new Creative Cloud additions include an update to Adobe Muse, a desktop app that allows designers to create professional, HTML websites without writing code. Adobe Muse now includes the ability to create unique layouts for desktop, iPhone, iPad and other mobile device versions of a website. Designers can now customize each experience whether the site is viewed on a large monitor while sitting at a desk, or viewing on a small screen while on-the-go. 

Also added is Creative Cloud Connection, a desktop sync app, which allows users to automatically sync files to a Creative Cloud account by saving files to the desktop folder, or simply dragging and dropping. In addition, new exclusive Creative Cloud Training (available to all paid Creative Cloud members soon) offers an extensive library of tutorials and trial courses from renowned training partners, Kelby Training, video2brain and Attain, designed to help make Creative Cloud members successful with the tools and services available to them. These select partners, along with Adobe, will provide training videos for an international Creative Cloud audience in English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish and Italian, with more languages to be added later.  Also today, Adobe Illustrator was updated to support HiDPI (Retina) displays and this feature was made available to both Creative Cloud members and perpetual license customers.

Digital Publishing Single Edition
During Adobe’s Create Now online event, the company is demonstrating core Creative Cloud capabilities, including Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), Single Edition. DPS, Single Edition significantly simplifies the mobile app development process by enabling designers to create and deliver digital publications to iPad through the Apple App Store, without writing a single line of code. With DPS, Single Edition members can create single-issue content, including brochures, catalogs or personal design portfolios, and submit an unlimited number of apps to the Apple App Store for publication, at no additional cost.This gives freelance designers, design agencies and small-to-midsize businesses easy access to the same core digital publishing technologies that leading publishers worldwide are using.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership; existing customers who own CS3 or later get their first year of Creative Cloud for individuals at the discounted rate of US $29.99 per month. Students and teachers can get Creative Cloud for $29.99. Creative Cloud for teams is priced at US $69.99 per month per seat with an annual contract required; existing customers who own CS3 or later get their first year of Creative Cloud for teams at the discounted rate of US $49.99 per month per seat. Creative Cloud for teams is available for purchase today on Adobe.com; annual memberships are also available worldwide through a growing network of Adobe certified resellers. The new Photoshop and Adobe Muse features, Creative Cloud Training, and Creative Cloud Connection preview are immediately available to Creative Cloud members.

About Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that provides users with unlimited access to download and install all Adobe Creative Suite® desktop applications, plus other applications including Adobe Photoshop Lightroom®, Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge Tools & Services; game developer tools and integration with the Adobe Touch Apps**. With Creative Cloud membership, users also have access to publishing services to deliver apps and websites, cloud storage and the ability to sync to any device, and new products and exclusive updates as soon as they’re released.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition Available Today as Part of Creative Cloud Membership

Members Now Able to Deliver Digital Publications to iPad Without Writing Code

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the latest addition to Adobe® Creative Cloud™Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), Single Edition. DPS, Single Edition significantly simplifies the mobile app development process by enabling designers to create and deliver digital publications to iPad through the Apple App Store, without writing a single line of code. Adobe Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that lets creatives download and install all of Adobe’s desktop applications and also get online services for file storage, sharing, collaboration, and publishing. Adobe is currently offering Creative Cloud membership at US$29.99 per month for anyone who has purchased CS3 or later.

With DPS Single Edition, members can create single-issue content, such as marketing material, brochures, product guides or personal design portfolios, and submit an unlimited number of apps to the Apple App Store for publication, at no additional cost.This gives freelance designers, design agencies and small-to-midsize businesses easy access to the same core digital publishing technologies that leading publishers worldwide are using.

The new, enhanced workflow in DPS Single Edition makes designing and building single-issue apps easier than ever. Designers can use Adobe InDesign® CS6 (included with membership to Creative Cloud) and the integrated DPS services to create “ready-to-publish” apps. These apps can be easily previewed on an iPad and when complete, submitted to the Apple App store through Apple’s standard app submission process. Customers can also update their Single Edition apps at no additional cost after they have been submitted to the Apple App store.

Quotes

David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media Business, Adobe

  • “Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is helping the publishing industry by enabling them to transform their print publications into beautiful digital experiences. By giving our rapidly growing base of Creative Cloud members access to the same publishing platform, we’re empowering the broader design community—including freelancers, design shops and corporate publishers—and following through on our commitment to keep Creative Cloud members ahead of the curve. Creative Cloud members can expect to see more new tools and services in the weeks ahead.”

Graham Peace, founder, Graham Peace Design

  • “Publishing my portfolio as an iPad app using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition has proven to be an incredible value and enabled the teams I work with to transform and present my work in ways I never imagined. Including DPS Single Edition as part of the Creative Cloud membership gives me endless possibilities to use the latest apps, software, and services to create, update, and publish individual iPad portfolio apps that will help me win future clients.”

About Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Digital Publishing Suite is a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology that tightly integrates with Adobe Creative Suite® 6 products and Adobe Creative Cloud. Using Digital Publishing Suite in combination with Adobe InDesign CS6 allows traditional media publishers, corporate organizations, ad agencies as well as individual freelance designers and small design firms to publish, distribute, monetize and optimize a new class of innovative digital magazines, newspapers, ads and corporate publications on leading tablet devices. The Digital Publishing Suite is available in Enterprise, Professional and Single Edition offerings.

For more detailed information about product features, pricing and language versions, please visit www.adobe.com/digitalpublishing. Additional information about Digital Publishing Suite is on the Digital Media Blog. Connect with the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/adobedigitalpub and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/adobedigitalpub.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition is included as part of Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost, or is available on Adobe.com for US$395 per app as a standalone product*. Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership and US$74.99 per month for month-to-month membership. Customers who own an individual license of any Creative Suite edition or single product, version CS3 or later, are currently eligible for an annual membership price of just US$29.99 per month for their first year. Education pricing is also available.

For more detailed information about product features, pricing and language versions, please visit www.adobe.com/go/dps.

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Adobe & Your Voice: Be Seen, Be Heard, Stand Out

I’m excited to announce that yesterday afternoon we launched a new show on Adobe TV focused on helping students create their personal brand and go beyond the resume by using Adobe software to package their work in engaging portfolios for PDF, the web, print, and the iPad. 

 This topic of a personal brand is a theme we heard from students through our ELA pilot program research at UC Berkeley and Academy of Art.   

Check out the new show here: http://tv.adobe.com/show/adobe-and-your-voice/

A few highlights about these resources:

  • 14 episode series with 4 sections:
    • Create a personal brand (logo, business card, and poster)
    • Create a PDF Portfolio
    • Create a web portfolio
    • Create an InDesign portfolio for output to print, PDF, and the iPad
  • All episodes have sample assets to go with them so students can actually use the files to follow along with the tutorials and then create their own brand
  • We have a really cool working iPad version of the final student portfolio as an example.

Next Generation Digital Publishing Suite

Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite has many applications in the world of education. The one that immediately springs to mind is communication with students and alumni. Instead of the traditional printed newsletter that many Universities produce, print and distribute at significant cost, why not a media rich publication that can be received and consumed on an iPAD, PC, smartphone, Tablet device or Mac? Not only is the content richer and more engaging, but the whole production process is quicker and cheaper.

Over 25 Million Digital Issues Delivered to Date, 120,000 Downloads Every Day; Meredith Corporation Selects DPS

NEW YORK — May 15, 2012 — At Adobe’s annual Digital Publishing Summit, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a series of groundbreaking new features for Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) that will allow media companies and corporate publishers to deliver unparalleled reach and monetize their unique content in new ways. Among the new features are Content Viewer for iPhone, social sharing, expanded font licensing and enhanced integration with Adobe Creative Suite® 6, a milestone release, creating an unbeatable combination for media and corporate organizations. Adobe is live blogging from the Summit at blogs.adobe.com/dpsnyc2012.

Adobe also announced Meredith Corporation has chosen Digital Publishing Suite to produce and distribute its leading brands, including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents and Fitness, to multiple channels. Digital Publishing Suite is the industry-leading cross-platform solution with 850 customers worldwide who have published more than 1,700 active applications and delivered more than 25 million digital issues to iPad, Kindle Fire and Android™ tablets since April 2011. Adobe is currently distributing 120,000 publications every day to tablet readers and continually evolves Digital Publishing Suite to keep pace with rapidly changing industry needs. The new advancements include:

  • Content Viewer for iPhone – The new Content Viewer for iPhone allows media and corporate organizations to target digital publication delivery across iPhone and iPod Touch devices in addition to the iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablets, instantly expanding reach and access of content to over 220 million iPhone and iPod Touch owners globally. At the Digital Publishing Summit, The New Yorker, a Condé Nast publication, will be the first to show what the magazine might look like in the new Content Viewer.
  • Social Sharing – New social sharing capabilities encourage readers and customers to share articles on Facebook, Twitter and via email directly from within their Digital Publishing Suite applications, enabling broad content proliferation, article sampling, and content metering that will help build publication brands and turn readers into paying subscribers. DPS customers can use this functionality to configure the articles available for sharing, the social media channels in which they can be shared, and the selection and quantity ofarticles viewed before a purchase decision is required. In conjunction with Adobe’s release of this feature, Wenner Media announced the launch of Us Weekly for iPad using Digital Publishing Suite. The application will be available for download on May 17 in Apple Newsstand. Wenner Media will preview social sharing in Us Weekly for iPad at the Adobe Digital Publishing Summit and expects to launch Us Weekly fully enabled for social sharing soon—the first digital magazine to provide these social sharing capabilities to readers.
  • Extended Font Embedding Rights – Digital Publishing Suite customers can now enjoy extended rights from a select portion of the Adobe Type Library. Digital Publishing Suite customers who license Adobe Type Library fonts directly from Adobe, and who create content published in .folio files (which can include bitmaps, PDF and HTML) can embed these selected fonts inside their publications, with no additional font license or cost. With this set of high quality and award-winning Adobe fonts, Digital Publishing Suite customers will have a broad and fully-licensed typographic palette of over 800 fonts for any creative direction. On retina devices like the new iPad, access to these fonts enables designers to ensure typography remains crisp, clear, and consistent with the creative direction of the publication, while respecting intellectual property provisions.
  • Alternate Layouts in Adobe InDesign® CS6 –Design and production teams can save time and accelerate workflows by using Alternate Layout functionality in InDesign CS6 software to repurpose a single, primary InDesign layout for publication to different size devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and other mobile and tablet devices. Using liquid page rules in the InDesign CS6 layout, designers can use visual page guidelines to indicate how InDesign should intelligently arrange and resize content without requiring manual resize of each layout. Alternate Layout will transform publishing workflows by allowing content creators to significantly reduce the amount of time required to publish content to devices with different screen resolutions and aspect ratios, giving publishers and corporations the ability to efficiently and rapidly generate publications across multiple devices.
  • Digital Publishing Suite Now Integrates with Adobe Edge – Adobe Edge preview software enables designers to create animated HTML5 content with Web standards, which can be easily placed in Digital Publishing Suite applications using InDesign. Combined with the interactive overlays in Digital Publishing Suite, designers can take advantage of the intuitive timeline and coding capabilities in Adobe Edge to create custom interactivity that increases engagement with editorial and advertising content. As part of the recently launched Adobe Creative Cloud™, Adobe Edge preview includes a new “publish to DPS” feature for InDesign CS6. The commercial release of Adobe Edge is expected later this year. Fast Company is the first to use Edge animation in their magazine.

“As readers voraciously consume mobile content, they’re demanding dynamic, shareable reading experiences across tablet and mobile phones,” said Jim Guerard, vice president and general manager of Creative and Media Solutions, Adobe. “Adobe’s digital publishing innovations propel the industry forward by allowing publishers to reach and monetize an unprecedented number of consumers hungry for dynamic, one-of-a-kind mobile reading experiences.”

Meredith Corporation Selects DPS
Meredith Corporation joins a roster of leading media companies and brands who have recently selected Digital Publishing Suite for their tablet publication needs including Fast Company, PC Magazine, Roland, Source Interlink and Honeywell. With Digital Publishing Suite, media and corporate publishers can leverage the powerful capabilities of the new CS6 toolset and tight integration with Adobe Digital Marketing Suite* to cost‐effectively create and distribute visually immersive digital content on a broad set of tablet devices, in addition to employing unrivaled analytics to optimize their business. These companies join publishers such as Condé Nast and National Geographic, who were early adopters of the technology.

“We’re excited to publish our leading brands to multiple channels using Digital Publishing Suite,” said Liz Schimel, executive vice president and chief digital officer, Meredith Corporation. “With our tablet editions, we’re looking forward to delivering content that entertains and delights our readers on these new devices – and that also drives additional revenue and subscriptions.”

“As the number of tablets and mobile devices increases, so do the potential readers of our magazine, and we must be there to meet them on the devices they choose,” said Bill Marr, creative director, National Geographic magazine. “Using Alternate Layout in Adobe InDesign CS6 in combination with Digital Publishing Suite will allow our staff to modify layouts quickly to take into account various screen resolutions and aspect ratios, while preserving the essence of the original design so our look and brand are consistent across the marketplace.”

About Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Digital Publishing Suite is a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology that tightly integrates with Adobe Creative Suite 6 products. Using Digital Publishing Suite in combination with Adobe InDesign CS6 allows traditional media publishers, corporate organizations, ad agencies as well as individual freelance designers and small design firms to publish, distribute, monetize and optimize a new class of innovative digital magazines, newspapers, ads and corporate publications on leading tablets including the Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy and other Android tablet devices. The Digital Publishing Suite includes Enterprise, Professional and Single Editions

Adobe Technology Powers Massive Growth in Digital Publishing

With the growth in iPAD and Tablet devices amongst students and educators, Digital publishing has the potential to inform, engage and save money. Data from Nearly 1,500 Tablet Publications and 600 Publishers shows the latest trends in Tablet readership.

BARCELONA, Spain — Feb. 27, 2012 — At Mobile World Congress, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that more than 16 million digital publications were powered by Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite across tablets over the last year. The company also released key insights about digital magazine and newspaper application usage, based on anonymous data aggregated from nearly 600 publishers worldwide who have created around 1,500 tablet publications using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. In addition, Adobe announced new innovations that add more enterprise-class functionality and extensibility to the Digital Publishing Suite, helping organizations drive digital revenue and brand engagement through digital publications. Key enhancements include new in-app merchandising, provisioning of targeted content based on user role, and accelerated app creation.

The anonymous, aggregate data is derived from publications delivered using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and shows shifts in reading patterns, willingness to pay for tablet applications, accelerated purchase funnel and advertising engagement. Tablets are driving new revenue for publishers as consumers pay for digital media content. Business publishers are also using tablet applications to drive awareness of their brands as well as the purchase of goods and services. Specific data points include:

  • Sixty-eight percent of readers worldwide currently pay for digital magazines and newspapers built with the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. This is made up of single issue purchases (15 percent), subscriptions (26 percent) and bundles of print and digital issues (27 percent).
  • Readers are highly engaged with both editorial and advertising content. Every fifth page view in a Digital Publishing Suite magazine app is an advertisement. Interactivity, which includes Web views, videos, slide shows, audio clips, image sequences, hyperlinks and other overlays can also have a profound impact on a reader’s digital content consumptionand engagement, with readers interacting with nearly half (48 percent) of all interactive features in Digital Publishing Suite apps. Out of the variety of interactive overlays included in applications, Web views and videos are the two types most frequently accessed by readers.
  • Over half (56 percent) of readers spend between 25 minutes to 2.5 hours a month reading their digital titles. Time spent consuming content has increased 70 percent over the last six months, which can be attributed to more sophisticated and engaging content as well as the continued adoption of tablets. Consumers tend to open a Digital Publishing Suite application up to five times per month on average, and nine percent of readers spend more than five hours per month reading digital titles, which suggests that they are frequently engaging on a tablet with the brands they love.

“We saw 16 million digital publications downloaded over the last 12 months, with no signs of fatigue,” said Zeke Koch, senior director of product management, Digital Publishing, Adobe. “As digital issues grow significantly, Adobe will continue to fuel this evolution by providing innovative features that allow publishers and corporations worldwide to drive digital revenue, accelerated readership and purchase of content.”

Publishers like Rodale Inc. and Active Interest Media and companies like Sotheby’s have recently published magazine, merchandising and customer loyalty applications. Similarly, enterprises now have the opportunity to add digital content into their mobile marketing mix by creating a broad range of digital publications using Digital Publishing Suite, including sales and marketing collateral, corporate communications, as well as brand loyalty, customer acquisition and customer retention materials.

“Adobe Digital Publishing Suite has allowed us to amaze and satisfy our readers with technological innovation that they crave and expect,” said Anthony Cerretani, deputy editor and digital director, Backpacker Magazine. “We’ve been able to integrate interactive maps, adventure videos from all over the world, and touch-point-powered content that inspires and enables our readers to experience outdoor adventure in incredibly dynamic ways. They’re even contributing multimedia to our editions on a regular basis. With the flexibility of Adobe’s tools, we’re finding new ways to optimize the experience every month.”

“As we focus on reaching our increasingly global client base, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite provides an elegant platform and enjoyable user experience,” says Amy Todd Middleton, worldwide director of marketing, Sotheby’s. “Our Sotheby’s catalogue app combines the visual aesthetic of our print catalogues in a new convenient digital format. Analytics show that people are spending more time browsing our content offline in a more interactive environment. With zoom, original videos, and 360 degree photography, it is a great alternative to being in the room with a work of art.”

The Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is the market leader in the delivery of digital publications and includes robust functionality that enables traditional media and business publishers to quickly create content that drives greater digital revenue. Innovative features include:

  • Restricted Distribution – Publishers can provision specific content to a variety of customer, reader or member groups within one branded application.
  • Custom Notifications – Customers can leverage in-app notifications to cross promote and market availability of publications and other content. Already embraced by select Condé Nast publications, publishers and brand organizations can use custom notifications as in-app marketing to drive demand for magazine issues.
  • HTML5 Support Publishers such as The New Yorker and National Geographic are using HTML5 within their digital publications for in-app custom store fronts, inline content, and complete articles. Similarly, advertisers are including HTML5 within interactive advertisements to drive consumer engagement.
  • Other enterprise-class features include Direct Entitlement (publishers can provide digital content to existing subscribers in one click), Analytics (Digital Publishing provides both Base Analytics as well as the ability to integrate with an existing SiteCatalyst® account) and Custom Content Viewer (publishers can create a Content Viewer for multiple devices that that supports full-screen viewing of content).

About Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Digital Publishing Suite is a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology that tightly integrates with Adobe Creative Suite® 5.5 products. Using Digital Publishing Suite in combination with Adobe InDesign® CS5.5, allows traditional media publishers, corporate organizations, ad agencies as well as individual freelance designers and small design firms to publish, distribute, monetize and optimize a new class of innovative digital magazines, newspapers, ads and corporate publications on leading tablets including the Apple iPad, Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook, Samsung Galaxy and other Android™ tablets. The Digital Publishing Suite includes Enterprise, Professional and Single Editions.

Pricing and Availability
To access product information including features and pricing, visit www.adobe.com/products/digitalpublishingsuite. A list of partners in the Digital Publishing Suite worldwide reseller network is available at www.adobe.com/products/digital-publishing-suite-family/buying-guide-resellers

2011 Adobe Education Year in Review

Happy New Year from the Adobe Education team.

For my first blog article of 2012 I’ve shamelessly used Jon Perera’s review of 2011 from the Adobe featured Blogs at: http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2011/12/2011-adobe-education-year-in-review.html

Here’s the article:

2011 Adobe Education Year in Review

Posted by Jon Perera, Vice President of Worldwide Education Marketing on December 22, 2011 10:37 AM in Education

Earlier this year, I had the terrific opportunity to join Adobe. Over the course of the last few months, I’ve been impressed with the company’s commitment to student and teacher success around the world. What really stands out for me is the way in which Adobe software lets students create and express themselves in amazing ways. I’ve seen 5th graders make video games in Flash and  10th graders create terrific movies in Premier.  I’ve had the opportunity to see university students create works that are just stunning (especially when at the ADAA event in Taipei). And I’m confident that this was a turning point year in terms of the impact and power of creative software in education. With 2012 coming up fast, I want to reflect on some high points of 2011 that will set the stage for the new year.

The Launch of Adobe Digital School Collection – We just announced the latest edition of Adobe® Digital School Collection (ADSC) for K-12 students and educators. ADSC gives students a way to visually express what they’ve learned across curriculum and prepares them with the social media skills they need to communicate effectively in the digital world.  We estimate that about 1,000,000 K-12 students were empowered by Adobe software as part of ambitious 1:1 programs around the world.

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Program Hits Critical Mass – This year, more than 145,000 students entered into the ACA program through our partnership with CertiPort. This is a great way to help students gain the skills needed to both enter college or the workforce.

Announcement of Adobe Touch Apps – One of the most exciting developments this year was Adobe’s introduction of  six intuitive touch screen applications that put professional-level creativity capability in the hands of millions of tablet users across both iOS and Android. Photoshop Touch, in particular, is a product that I think students and teachers will be thrilled with. Check it out here:

Schools Worldwide License Adobe Solutions – This year, more than 45 universities worldwide made the full Adobe portfolio available to their students across all departments – not just design.  Just imagine interacting with a computer-generated avatar to learn about nutrition or creating an interactive image of genetic data. See what Case Western University is doing and how others are benefiting from our education programs here.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Delivers Higher Education in Tablet Form – More and more schools are turning to DPS to publish rich, engaging publications for both iPad and Android tablets. The Holidays came early to Adobe EDU team when we received an unsolicited video from the University of Oregon, highlighting their use of the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite titled “The Making of a Digital Magazine.” Check out this video that made our day:

Adobe Education Community Keeps Thriving – I was privileged to attend the 2011 Adobe Design Achievement Awards ceremony and was truly amazed by the talent and sophistication of the entries. Please check out the 2011 ADAA Yearbook for a closer look. We received a record-breaking 4,600 entries in 2011. Job well done!

This is certainly an exciting time for Adobe Education, educators and students as digital advances provide an opportunity to transform children’s learning and education. Stay tuned and don’t forget to follow us @AdobeEDU for the latest updates. I wish you all a happy and safe Holiday Season, and a terrific new year!

Case Study: Digital Publishing Suite at the University of Dayton

There’s a great new video case study on Adobe TV talking about how the University of Dayton have revolutionised their student communication with Digital Publishing Suite, reducing the publication time from 6 months for the paper version to 45 days using DPS.

Experiencing campus life through interactive media
See how the University of Dayton came to life with the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and Adobe InDesign CS 5.5. Learn how sights and sounds created an emotional connection for students and the university.
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-higher-education-solutions/experiencing-campus-life-through-interactive-media/

Publishing for Tablet PCs

Tablet PCs and other new devices are increasingly common within the Education market. As a result the availability of tools to create, publish and distribute rich content in a consistent manner to the wide variety of devices is increasingly important. The WoodWing partnership is another example of Adobe’s support for rich content on new devices.

WoodWing to Integrate and Solely Offer Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

LOS ANGELES — Oct. 3, 2011 At its MAX 2011 technology conference, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced WoodWing Software will both integrate and offer Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite as part of an alliance between both companies. Today’s announcement extends a long-term relationship with WoodWing that was founded on WoodWing’s support for Adobe InDesign® and Adobe InCopy® software. WoodWing will be integrating Adobe Digital Publishing Suite into the WoodWing Enterprise Publishing System and will now offer the Enterprise and Professional Editions of Digital Publishing Suite as a Value Added Reseller. Now WoodWing customers can combine the WoodWing editorial workflow solution with the benefits of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite in a single, cross-media workflow.

“We see an increasing desire to deliver content to tablets – not only from magazine and newspaper publishers – but also from large corporations, small businesses and ad agencies,” said Todd Teresi, vice president and general manager, Media Solutions, Adobe. “We are thrilled to see WoodWing adopt Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite and our agreement with them allows us to quickly scale our digital publishing business to serve an expanding customer base in a wide variety of market segments and geographic regions.”

“We’re very excited about our new tablet publishing alliance with Adobe,” said Erik Schut, president, WoodWing Software. “By deepening our strategic relationship with Adobe we can fully concentrate on our core activity: to provide our customers with efficient multi-channel publishing solutions, making use of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for tablet publishing. Adobe has a great market vision and roadmap and we’re thrilled to drive the next wave of tablet publishing together with Adobe.”

WoodWing will now solely offer Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite for publishing to tablet devices. Within WoodWing Enterprise, users will be able to create .folio files using Content Station and WoodWing’s Digital Magazine Plug-ins for InDesign which are then automatically uploaded to the hosted Digital Publishing Suite platform. WoodWing customers will gain the ability to create branded applications directly within Digital Publishing Suite giving them tight control over the complete tablet publishing process, leverage a robust and reliable distribution network for fulfilling content to tablet devices and access foundational analytics driven by Adobe Online Marketing Suite.

WoodWing will cease the sale of its Reader Application and Content Delivery Service, effective immediately. Customers already using these solutions are expected to have transitioned to Digital Publishing Suite by November 2012. Adobe will work closely with WoodWing to ensure their current tablet publishing customers are seamlessly and smoothly migrated to the Digital Publishing Suite platform.

Today’s announcement, made at Adobe MAX 2011, accompanies other Digital Publishing Suite news including the announcement of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition (see separate release).

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Launched in 2010, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is available in Enterprise, Professional, and Single editions, targeting a wide range of media publishers, brand organizations and advertising agencies, including small design firms and individual designers. The Digital Publishing Suite hosted solution is used to create immersive experiences that combine the visual impact of print design; the flexibility of the tablet format; the immediacy of touch interaction; and the engagement of interactive elements such as video, audio, animated infographics and 360-degree views. Adobe Digital Publishing Suite tightly integrates with Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and Adobe Creative Suite® 5.5 software, empowering designers with industry‐standard page layout capabilities to create highly designed, engaging digital content, from sales and marketing collateral to employee and customer engagement pieces to large-scale magazines and newspapers, that deliver new revenue opportunities and drive greater business value.

Pricing and Availability for Digital Publishing Suite

  • Enterprise Edition is available through a custom quote.
  • Professional Edition includes both a platform and a .folio download bundle fee and is available as an annual agreement or monthly subscription. The platform fee is US$495/month or US$5,940/year. The .folio service fee is based on the number of .folio downloads purchased.
  • Single Edition is expected to be available for purchase through www.adobe.com at the end of November 2011. Customers can publish once from InDesign CS5.5 to the Apple iPad for a one-time flat rate of US$395 per application.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite: Single Edition

Adobe Fundamentally Changes Economics of Publishing on iPad For Single Edition Content

LOS ANGELES — Oct. 3, 2011 — At its MAX 2011 technology conference, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition allowing freelance designers and small design firms to publish interactive content created with Adobe InDesign® CS5.5 software on Apple iPad. With a breakthrough fee of just US$395 per application, Single Edition offers an affordable and flexible end-to-end workflow for designers to publish a single-issue application for sale or distribution through the Apple App Store. Without writing a single line of code, designers can now use their existing skills and workflows to create an application for the iPad, saving on development costs while allowing them to maintain complete creative control.

Single Edition allows users to publish single-issue content such as a brochure, highly-visual book, annual report or personal design portfolio as an application for the iPad. As an extension of the Digital Publishing Suite line, Single Edition enables users to leverage Creative Suite® 5.5 workflows to create an application for the iPad. This gives freelance designers access to many of the same creative and publishing technologies that leading publishers, such as Condé Nast, have used to reinvent their publications for delivery on tablet devices.

“Adobe is dramatically impacting the economics of publishing on iPad,” said Todd Teresi, vice president and general manager, Media Solutions, Adobe. “Adding Single Edition to the Digital Publishing Suite family shows Adobe’s commitment to making digital publishing available to businesses of all sizes – from freelance designers to small design firms to large global publishers.”

The Digital Publishing Suite family which now includes Single Edition is used to publish content beyond traditional magazines and newspapers. With more than 700 titles published with the Enterprise and Professional Editions of Digital Publishing Suite currently in market, organizations are quickly seeing the value of content on tablet devices and are expanding the range of published materials. Sales tools, brand and customer engagement materials, merchandising deliverables, employee communications and corporate collateral published to tablets drives greater business value for organizations and opens new revenue opportunities. Combined with the power of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 software, Digital Publishing Suite lets designers work with a familiar toolset while maintaining complete control over the design, publishing and monetization of tablet apps.

“Working with Adobe InDesign and Digital Publishing Suite allowed us to turn our print catalog into a rich, interactive digital magazine without disrupting our existing workflow,” said Gary Higginbotham, director of marketing, Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based residential design firm. “With Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition, it’s even simpler for a small business to reach out to customers in exciting, affordable ways.”

Today’s announcement, made at Adobe MAX 2011, accompanies other Digital Publishing Suite news including an announcement that WoodWing Software joins other editorial workflow vendors to fully embrace Adobe’s industry-leading Digital Publishing Suite and offer it as the platform of choice for tablet based output (see separate release).

Pricing and Availability
Single Edition for iPad is expected to be available for purchase through www.adobe.com at the end of November 2011. From InDesign CS5.5, users can publish through Single Edition to the iPad for US$395 per application. Single Edition will support additional tablet platforms later in 2012. For more details on Single Edition, Professional Edition and Enterprise edition pricing, visit the Digital Publishing Suite buying guide.

Digital Publishing Suite to Support iOS 5 Newsstand

Publishers To Create Newsstand-enabled Applications with Full Support for Subscriptions

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 7, 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that publishers will be able to use Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite to create magazine and newspaper applications that appear in the Apple Newsstand section of the iTunes App Store and the Newsstand folder on the iPad. With more than 600 titles created to date, the industry-leading Adobe Digital Publishing Suite includes full support for Newsstand subscriptions, which can significantly boost sales and advertising revenue by combining greater content discoverability with flexible payment options required by readers.

As a true cross-platform solution, content owners can use Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to target their new digital editions at iPad, Android tablets and BlackBerry Playbook devices.

“Digital Publishing Suite support for Newsstand will provide Adobe’s publishing customers the ability to deliver engaging content directly to the digital doorstep of subscribers on their iPads,” said Todd Teresi, vice president and general manager, Media Solutions, Adobe. “Adobe technology is fundamental to the transformation taking place across publishing and now readers will be able to easily obtain their magazine and newspaper subscriptions in one location and get access to the latest issue as soon as it is published, further accelerating magazine adoption on tablet devices.”

Publishers will be able to use Digital Publishing Suite to create files that are detected by Newsstand and automatically downloaded to the Newsstand shelf, eliminating long download times which can present a barrier to reading content on iPad devices. Applications built with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and enabled for Newsstand will allow publishers to better merchandise their content with support for Newsstand push notifications and icon covers displayed on the Newsstand shelf, reflecting the latest issue of the magazine or newspaper.

“Tablet devices are changing publishing forever and Adobe Creative Suite® 5.5 software and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite helped us deliver an outstanding product in a new digital format,” said Emin Kadi, publisher and creative director at fashion and design magazine, Clear. “Now, with full support for iOS 5 Newsstand subscriptions, we will be able to further monetize our digital editions and make our content more discoverable.”

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Launched in 2010, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is available in both Enterprise and Professional editions, targeting a wide range of business and media publishers. These hosted solutions allow business publishers, media publishers and advertisers to create immersive reading experiences that combine the visual impact of print design; the flexibility of the tablet format; the immediacy of touch interaction; and the engagement of interactive elements such as video, audio, animated infographics, and 360-degree views. Adobe Digital Publishing Suite tightly integrates with Adobe InDesign® CS5.5 and Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 software, empowering designers with industry‐standard page layout capabilities to create highly designed, engaging digital content that includes a new class of interactivity.

Availability
Publishers will be able to use Digital Publishing Suite to build applications enabled for Newsstand soon after Apple releases iOS 5 and the Newsstand application.

Additional information about Digital Publishing Suite is available at www.adobe.com/digitalpublishing and on the Digital Publishing blog. Connect with the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/adobedigitalpub and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/adobedigitalpub.

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