by Guillaume Privat, Director, Adobe Connect
Two months ago, I made a post to this blog introducing the next major release of Adobe Connect and Adobe Connect Mobile. Today, I couldn’t be happier to announce that we’ve reached a major milestone – Adobe Connect 9 is now generally available.
Adobe Connect 9 brings with it some incredible new features to help our customers create exceptional events.
We’ve worked with the Adobe CQ team to make it incredibly easy to create gorgeous micro-sites to promote and register participants for your events. We’ve worked with the Adobe SiteCatalyst team to make sure you can measure virtually every aspect of your webinar and optimize future events and marketing campaigns.
You’ll see enhancements in every part of the product. A new Engagement Dashboard to help customers measure engagement in real-time, a new feature to highlight active speakers, new editing capabilities that enable you to anonymize and enhance recordings, as well as the ability to incorporate SCORM content in your training curriculums.
There’s too much to list in this blog post, but you can find out more here: http://www.connectusers.com/community/monthly_topic/archive/2012/06/adobe_connect_9/
Now that we’ve gone live, we’ll be upgrading customers with hosted deployments in a phased manner around the globe, starting today and continuing through the end of 2012. If you have a hosted deployment and want to check your upgrade date, you may do so here by entering your account url into the widget in the upper-right of the page.
Current customers with on-premise deployments who are eligible for upgrades will receive an email from us in the coming seven to 10 days with details on how to access the upgrade.
If you aren’t already an Adobe Connect customer, we encourage you to learn more on our website and take a test drive by signing up for a free, 30-day trial, which will be updated to Adobe Connect 9 later today.
In addition, stay tuned for our release of Adobe Connect Mobile 2.0, coming very soon. Adobe Connect Mobile 2.0 gives meeting hosts even more capabilities; enabling them to manage virtually every aspect of their Adobe Connect room from their mobile device. It allows for device-to-device collaboration, eliminating the need for a PC altogether.
We are exceptionally proud of the quality of this release and we know you’ll feel the same way as you begin using it. Today truly marks a major milestone for Adobe Connect, but there’s no time to slow down now. We’ve already begun innovating on the *next* version.