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September 18, 2006

Adobe Drives Next Generation of Electronic Documents with Acrobat 8 Software

"With Acrobat 8, business professionals can now more effectively engage with the rich, high-value information in PDF documents and forms, and more reliably and securely drive their work to completion leveraging the ubiquitous, free Adobe Reader® software." Read more here.

Adobe introduces Acrobat 8 Professional in to the Suite and replaces GoLive with Dreamweaver: Pocket-lint

"Adobe has announced a new version of Acrobat Professional, which is integrated into its Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium, and has replaced GoLive with Dreamweaver software in the suite." Read more here.

Adobe brings Web conferencing to Acrobat: CNET

"The company on Monday detailed its refreshed Acrobat line and pricing. In tandem with the product upgrade, Adobe will launch a hosted service, called Acrobat Connect, which will allow individuals to click on a button in a PDF file to start a Web conference." Read more here.

Wow! Nice Adobe launching of Acrobat 8

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September 19, 2006

Acrobat 8: a first look: ZDNet

"ZDNet saw the new software at a preview of Adobe's nomadic Acrobat roadshow, in an inflatable tent which the company will set up in six UK cities in the next three months (see photos). " Read more here.

Breeze Is Re-Born – As "Acrobat Connect: SYS-CON

""Since nearly everyone already has the Flash Player installed, Acrobat Connect makes it extremely easy to go from looking at your computer screen to sharing it with others, regardless of their platform or version of software," said Tom Hale (pictured), Adobe's senior vice president, Knowledge Worker Business Unit, as Macromedia's Breeze was relaunched yesterday: as "Acrobat Connect.""
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Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional Overview

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Adobe Acrobat Connect Demo

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September 20, 2006

Adobe Acrobat in action: eSeminar series

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September 25, 2006

Adobe Rolls Out Integrated PDF/Flash Products: streamingmedia.com

"One test of success in any merger or acquisition is how well the corporate cultures of the merging companies mesh together. While the jury is still out on the meshing of Adobe and Macromedia’s corporate cultures, Adobe seems to be passing another vital test—integrating Macromedia technologies into newly minted Adobe products that add additional value to the general user. Two particular products, Captivate 2 and Acrobat 8, are leading the integration charge."
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"The Adobe License Manager and Acrobat": InfoWorld

"Up until now, corporate customers have generally been spared having to deal with product activation and other anti-piracy technology in the software products they buy in volume. With Acrobat 8, however, Adobe is rather quietly and somewhat tentatively introducing an embedded license control technology called the Adobe License Manager."
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On Adobe license Manager:
https://www.adobe.com/elicensing/licensemanagement/alm/

September 26, 2006

Adobe Boosts Market Position With Acrobat 8 Capabilities: gartner.com

"Acrobat 8 expands Acrobat's historic role as a creative desktop tool player with an archive format and universal distribution medium via Acrobat, Adobe Reader and PDF. New capabilities underscore Adobe’s role in a larger business context, providing a complete value chain from content creation through delivery. While Acrobat Connect Professional only offers limited support for server-based document collaboration, PDF files are now much more interactive, building collaboration into the document. Acrobat 8 advances Adobe’s position to compete in the collaborative document assembly and review market with a range of tools suited to professional and casual users. Since PDF files do not require a server or specific platform or operating system to support collaboration and sharing, the Acrobat upgrades are meaningful even in isolation. In concert, they may allow firms to engage partners and customers without expensive infrastructure investments."
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September 27, 2006

Will Acrobat Connect be a conversation stopper?: whatpc.co.uk

"Interactive is a word with more meanings than it is safe to translate – and Adobe is stepping right into Babel Fish territory by putting web conferencing " for all" onto Acrobat, via Acrobat Connect. The Babel fish, a fictional translator in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, was blamed for causing more and bloodier wars because it removed barriers to communication."
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September 30, 2006

Adobe drives next generation of electronic documents with Acrobat 8: ICTWorld

"“With Acrobat 8, Adobe is enabling knowledge workers to use next generation electronic documents to easily collaborate with people, ideas and information, regardless of all-too-common operating system or platform constraints. With the addition of Acrobat Connect, they can take collaboration a step further to instantly and easily connect with each other in real time over the Web.” says Tom Hale, senior vice-president, Knowledge Worker Business Unit, Adobe."
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October 2, 2006

Adobe Builds on Acrobat Strengths: eWeek

"For our tests, we installed the Acrobat 8 Professional beta on a Lenovo 3000 V100 laptop with a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo T2300e processor running Windows XP SP2 and Office 2003. We also installed the beta on a Hewlett-Packard xw9300 workstation with Advanced Micro Devices' 2.6GHz Opteron 252 processor and 2GB of RAM running 64-bit Windows XP Professional and Office 2007 Beta 2." Read more here.

October 11, 2006

Babel fish territory? You bet, Adobe.: newswireless

Interesting discussion going on at newswireless about Acrobat Connect. With quotes of Scott Fegette and all! Read more here.

December 4, 2006

Review: Can Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional Compete In Workflow Space?: CRN

" Adobe Acrobat 8 Profes-sional is moving headlong into the workflow space with its new form editing features.

Acrobat 8 now supports form saves and digital signatures for Reader extensions, with capabilities that allow users to save forms on local hard drives without a LiveCycle plug-in.

The new saving feature eliminates the need to print PDF forms or e-mail forms immediately after filling them. As forms are distributed via e-mail, new workflow capabilities automatically merge results into a PDF package file. "

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January 15, 2007

Adobe Announces Commercial Availability of Acrobat Connect Web-Hosted Service

"Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate commercial availability of Adobe® Acrobat® Connect™, the first hosted web conferencing service to offer “always-on” personal meeting rooms. Acrobat Connect enables knowledge workers to instantly meet and conduct business online through real-time, interactive web conferencing that is simple to access and easy to use.

“The feedback from users during our Acrobat Connect trial the past few months has been overwhelmingly positive. It has reinforced our belief that the product stands apart from traditional web conferencing solutions in terms of ease-of-use, elegance, and the instant access it provides anyone with an Adobe Flash enabled browser,” said Tom Hale, senior vice president, Knowledge Worker Business Unit at Adobe. “Now that we’re delivering the hosted service at an extremely approachable price, we expect knowledge workers to begin making Acrobat Connect personal meeting rooms as much a part of their daily work as email and the phone.”"

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January 24, 2007

Adobe Delivers Updated CAD Translators for Acrobat 3D Software

"Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of a free download for Adobe® Acrobat® 3D software that delivers updated 3D computer-aided design (CAD) translators. As a result, Acrobat 3D now supports many of the latest versions of major CAD file formats, enabling users to easily convert 3D models from those formats to more secure and widely adopted PDF—regardless of whether they have CAD software. The updated translators leverage technology Adobe gained as part of its April 2006 acquisition of privately held Trade & Technologies France (TTF), a company whose technology is used by many leading CAD, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) developers.

“Acrobat 3D and PDF continue to gain significant momentum in the manufacturing and architecture, engineering and construction industries, as well as praise from customers and influencers who see the technology as a means for addressing long-standing communication and collaboration issues by leveraging a ubiquitous, trusted file format,” said Tom Hale, senior vice president, Knowledge Worker Business Unit at Adobe. “Our acquisition of TTF was another example of Adobe’s commitment to this market and to continually build on the fundamental strengths of Acrobat 3D and PDF. Along with a highly accurate, compact file format that will be part of the forthcoming Acrobat 3D Version 8, TTF provided us with the expertise and technology to quickly respond to the rapidly evolving CAD landscape.”"

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January 29, 2007

Adobe to Release PDF for Industry Standardization

"Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it intends to release the full Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Enterprise Content Management Association, for the purpose of publication by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

PDF has become a de facto global standard for more secure and dependable information exchange since Adobe published the complete PDF specification in 1993. Both government and private industry have come to rely on PDF for the volumes of electronic records that need to be more securely and reliably shared, managed, and in some cases preserved for generations. Since 1995 Adobe has participated in various working groups that develop technical specifications for publication by ISO and worked within the ISO process to deliver specialized subsets of PDF as standards for specific industries and functions. Today, PDF for Archive (PDF/A) and PDF for Exchange (PDF/X) are ISO standards, and PDF for Engineering (PDF/E) and PDF for Universal Access (PDF/UA) are proposed standards. Additionally, PDF for Healthcare (PDF/H) is an AIIM proposed Best Practice Guide. AIIM serves as the administrator for PDF/A, PDF/E, PDF/UA and PDF/H."

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