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Adobe announce a new version release – Join Micromail & Adobe to see it in action.

Adobe today announced the launch of the latest release of their Creative tools- Creative Cloud 2014. This new version release offers new products, and a host of great new updates to your favourite applications.

Come and join Micromail & Adobe in Dublin on the 15th of July, as Adobe product specialists demonstrate the latest exciting features of the new release – Register Now.

Here’s a brief highlights list of the new features:

  • Photoshop CC- blur gallery motion effects, focus mask, advanced content aware facilities & perspective warp.
  • Illustrator CC- live shapes.
  • InDesign CC- EPUB fixed layout and added editing features.
  • Muse CC- now a native 64bit application.
  • Premiere Pro & After Effects- Live Text Templates, Masking and Tracking
  • Dreamweaver CC- Element Quick View

And the exciting new products:

  • Adobe Sketch- free form sketching for the iPad
  • Adobe Line- precision drawing & drafting for the iPad
  • Adobe Photoshop Mix- basic Photoshop features for the iPad
  • Lightroom mobile for iPhone

The best way to see all these new features in action is to join Micromail & Adobe in Dublin on the 18th of July; two Adobe product specialists will be providing a detailed overview, and showing off the latest application updates.

Register Now.

Hope to see you there, Fionán

Effective June 1st, CS6 will no longer be available under TLP & CLP Licensing programs.

Why are Adobe taking this action?

CS6 is over 24 months old, and hasn’t been updated since its release. In the meantime, the new CC release has seen over 500 new feature improvements & additions since its release last May.

Adobe will only develop future new releases for subscription customers – so now is a good time to consider transitioning to Creative Cloud for teams.

Firstly, there is the chance to avail of Adobe’s 40% year one discount offer, valid until the end of May; once that is combined with Adobe’s other promo – the year 2 price lock, it’s a saving of 40% over two years. An attractive offer, considering the full product set and host of new features.

So what exactly is included in the Cloud offering?

For starters, to see what’s new in Creative Cloud for teams, click here.

Then, of course, there are the products: Creative Cloud for teams includes Adobe Master Collection Suite, plus Adobe Muse, Edge, Lightroom 4 & Acrobat XI.

A similar range to CS6, but with many new updates, and some exciting, innovative new applications like Adobe Edge & Muse.

But it’s in services & support that the real value of the Cloud kicks in:

Services:

  • 100 GB of cloud-based storage per user with complete plan
  • Online services for file sharing, collaboration, and publishing apps and websites
  • Showcase and discover creative work with Behance
  • Access to over a thousand font families —– all organized, searchable, and easy to add to your projects
  • Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition gives users the ability to produce interactive documents through the App Store

Support:

  • Free getting started support
  • One-on-one ‘‘how to’’ support sessions with Adobe product experts twice annually with the purchase of complete plan
  • Access to an ever-growing library of training videos and easy to use learning content

And of course, further advantages include the annualised payment offers predicable budgeting options, and the admin portal, allowing for easy licence deployment & management.

Contact Micromail today to get started.

Adobe Education

Adobe Educational customers will continue to be able to access CS6 under CLP programs. However, the same applies – CS6 won’t be updated in future, so a move to CC subscription is advisable.

The good news is that from May on, the CC release will be available on a per device basis- so educational labs can now access the CC release and the individual applications.

Any customers, with an Adobe agreement in place, can avail of the top level of discount (tier 4).

Creative Cloud vs Creative Cloud for teams.

For businesses, Government Departments, charities, and educational institutes Creative Cloud for teams is the only option:

The individual offering is licensed to the individual only- so can’t be transferred to anyone else; therefore it’s wholly unsuitable to a business or educational environment.

Adobe Creative Cloud for teams vs individuals

Adobe Creative Cloud for teams vs individuals

 

Regards, Fionán.

When Adobe announced their move to subscription licensing this time last year, one of the first questions many people asked was ‘Will I have access to new versions on release?’. And Adobe’s answer was ‘The version you have access to (CC) will always be the most recent’.

By this, Adobe were stressing the point that with the new subscription model users would be granted immediate access to updates on releases. This is a change from the previous model where updates were released in ‘batches’ as CS ‘point releases’ – so CS5.5 included updates to most of the individual applications that had been included in CS5. However CS5.5 would necessitate a new purchase, there was no free-of-charge upgrade for CS5 users. For CC subscribers the updates will simply become available as they trickle out, no waiting until all applications have been updated. This point demonstrates well the fact that while CC is the latest version, it is not ‘CS7’, because there will only ever be CC and it will always be the most recent version!

So what prompted this blog entry? Well, the fact that we have just seen the release of the slew of these updates – as per Adobe:

‘Updates are now available for Flash Pro CC, Edge Code CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Speedgrade CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, and Story Plus CC. Flash Pro CC adds support for HTML Canvas enabling the direct creation of HTML5/CSS3 content within Flash Pro without the need to use the CreateJS extension. Edge Code CC adds support for live browser connections enabling instant testing and debugging of code. Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Speedgrade CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, and Story Plus CC all receive numerous performance and usability updates to enhance the overall video workflow.’

So CS4, CS5, and CS6 users if you are considering upgrading, and want to understand the options around Adobe licensing and how to have the latest version on tap, feel free to drop me a line @ sean@micromail.ie.

Regards, Seán.