What’s New in LiveCycle ES3?

Since we released LiveCycle ES3 we have received a tremendous response; a common question is what’s new since the last major release of LiveCycle; my goal here is to answer that question. Every major release includes a great deal of valuable sustaining and customer oriented updates too detailed to list but in themselves valuable in terms of keeping your systems up to date; what everybody wants to hear about however are the new features, so here goes.

LiveCycle Workbench & Foundation ES3

  • CRX (Content Repository Extreme) is included with LiveCycle and licensed with Foundation.
  • Workbench includes Services & Operations for writing to, managing and reading from CRX.
  • Capability to import LC ES (v8.0) resources model assets into the LC Application model that was introduced in ES2.
  • Improved dependency management and “where used analysis” for managing application assets used in multiple contexts.
  • Improved database integration, allows a database backed application model to be used to define native CRUD operations and queries that can be used in an orchestration.
  • Improved web service integration, allows a WSDL to be used to define a native operation that can be used in an orchestration.

LiveCycle Designer / Forms / Output ES3

  • Create and apply styles to objects in LiveCycle Designer ES3; allows for fine control and consistency of fonts, colors, borders, etc. in a form and across sets of forms.
  • Support for Bulleted, numbered and nested lists in text objects.
  • Change the flow of sub-forms and tables for right to left languages (Arabic and Hebrew)
  • Add bookmarks to generated PDF documents
  • Add flash objects to forms and communicate between the form and the SWF to display form data – Requires Reader/Acrobat X.

LiveCycle PDF Generator ES3

  • The Windows-based PDF to PDF OCR service is now multi-threaded.
  • Supports Acrobat 10 allowing for conversion of Office 2010 files.

LiveCycle Common Services ES3

  • Assembler has improved use case support for dynamic XDP assembly; for advanced document and package generation.
  • Doc Converter extends PDF/A support to the new PDF/A-2b standard.

LiveCycle Process Management ES3

  • Tracking UI has been improved and now also supports tracking into sub-processes.

LiveCycle Digital Signatures ES3

  • Support for XML encryption/decryption of all or part of form data – Requires Reader/Acrobat X.
  • RSA libraries have been updated for better performance and reliability.
  • HSM (hardware security module) support on Windows 64-bit systems.

LiveCycle Rights Management ES3

  • Microsoft Office plug-ins for Windows 64 bit systems and Support for Office 2010.
  • Customize and private brand the authentication dialogs, including capability to implement multi-step wizards.
  • Additional single-sign-on capabilities through SAML security assertion mark-up language and federated identities.
  • Support for a wider variety of authentication mechanisms; header-based SSO (like SiteMinder) and verification of third party SAML assertions.
  • Portable protection Library – a lightweight library for developers to build management for rights and rights managed documents into their applications.
  • Expanded event tracking capabilities.

LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES3

  • No new features; works with Reader X and earlier versions.

LiveCycle ECM Connectors ES3

  • IBM FileNet connector now supports FileNet version 5.
  • Microsoft SharePoint connector, support for SharePoint farm deployments.

LiveCycle Data Services ES3

  • Compatible with Flash Builder 4.6 and latest Flex SDK
  • Adds an SAP Connector and Managed remoting.
  • Expanded client support for mobile applications; HTML5/JavaScript, native iOS and Java/Google Android
  • Enhancements to model driven development and the offline synchronization framework.

LiveCycle Production Print ES3

  • Updated to support the new features in LiveCycle Designer ES3 including styles and bulleted lists.
  • Enhanced support for LiveCycle repository based templates; complete fragment resolution.
  • Workbench Service updated to fully resolved fragments in repository based templates at runtime.
  • Enhanced error logging.

LiveCycle Correspondence Management ES3

  • The Correspondence Management UIs have been substantially updated to make them more intuitive and efficient to use through features such as spell checking and keyboard entry for quicker navigation.
  • Support for richer Correspondence templates and editing; bulleted, numbered and nested lists as well as tables.
  • Built around the CRX repository, improving performance and enhanced auditing of assets.
  • Enhanced support for complex conditionals and inline conditions in text modules for smarter templates.
  • More control of template assets; publish or retire templates on a given date, retrieve templates that were active on a given date, easier deployment.

I hope this has been helpfull, for more information on LiveCycle ES3 visit the product web pages or for detailed capabilities, the overview document.

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8 Responses to What’s New in LiveCycle ES3?

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  2. Diego Silva says:

    Regarding to the Designer feature: Add flash objects to forms and communicate between the form and the SWF to display form data – Requires Reader/Acrobat X.

    So that means that I could, for instance, insert a flex app/interface in a PDF that reads data from XFA form fields? And then later on, to use LC Output to populate those XFA form fields?

  3. BCapps says:

    When/where is/will the ES3 download be available?

  4. Stefano Maestri says:

    Regarding PDFGenerator ES3 you wrote:
    “Supports Acrobat 10 allowing for conversion of Office 2010 files.”

    As far as I know also ES2.5 SP2 supports Acrobat X and Office 2010 (QF 2.102, see also http://blogs.adobe.com/livecycle/2011/01/a-troubleshooting-protocol-for-livecycle-pdf-generator-es2.html ).
    What are the differences between these two environments?
    Is it LC3 faster, more robust, etc… or are them the same?


  5. Nith says:

    It’s a quite important requirement that we need to track any processes which is a subset of a long-lived process. Great that it has covered within this release.

  6. Rodrigo says:

    I can’t import lca file(V9.5) alc ES2 into alc ES3(10.3). Is this imposible or it must do something to be posible?
    In adminui, application Management I import the lca file and the system throws the next message:

    Error previewing archive: ‘org.omg.CORBA.TRANSIENT: Retries exceeded, couldn’t reconnect to vmcid: 0x0 minor code: 0 completed: No’

    Somebody can help me?
    Best Regards

  7. Greg says:

    Do you know if Es3’s mailto is compatable with the 64 bit emails clients (e.g MS outlook 64 bit install).