Adobe Acrobat, Reader & LiveCycle Designer updates

Over the last few days there have been a few updates and announcements of note to Acrobat & LiveCycle users, plus anyone running Adobe Reader (and that’s most of us right?)

Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.3 and 8.2

A new security update is available for Acrobat & Reader users. I’m by no means a security expert but I understand the importance of staying up to date, so that was reason enough for me to upgrade. If you’d like more details, have a read of Reader Product Manager Steve Gottwals blog post.

Adobe Reader and Acrobat Version 7 End of Support

As of December 28th, 2009 Adobe is no longer provide updates for Adobe Reader & Acrobat 7. The full details about the End of Support are covered here, but my suggestion is to download & install Adobe Reader 9 straight away, its free after all. Of course if you are managing a desktop rollout of thousands of PCs, then take a look at Adobe’s Enterprise Deployment site for tools to help you.

Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES2

Late last year Adobe released a new version of Adobe LiveCycle ES. Part of this included an update to the Designer tool that also is bundled as part of the Acrobat 9 Pro & Acrobat 9 Pro Extended 9 license. Owners of these versions of Acrobat can upgrade to the new version for a small fee via the online Adobe Store. Trust me, the Action Builder alone is worth the upgrade!

Missing out on all the fun? You can grab the trial version of Acrobat from here!

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  1. Frank Gallagher
    February 6, 2010

    I tried to buy Adobe Acrobat 9 at Office depot and was told they were pulling the remaining stock off the shelf. This is usually a sign that the next version is coming out. Do you know when Adobe 10 is coming out?


    • February 7, 2010

      Hi Frank
      Adobe typically doesn’t discuss products prior to announcement, with the exception of previews. I’m surprised by your comments about Office Depot, but I’m sure you’ll find plenty of other resellers happy to sell you a copy!


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