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Update on Adobe Creative Cloud

Scheduled for release Monday, March 10, 2014

Short form:

  1. Testing went well, there are a few corrections to make, and we're still on schedule to release this service to the campus Monday, March 10, 2014. (ok, maybe Friday, March 7 after 2pm)
  2. Here is a link to a Google spreadsheet that tries to explain the different packages you can request, the system requirements, and training available for each one of them.
  3. The link also provides information on Adobe's home use subscription option.



Alpha and Beta testing revealed a few tweaks that needed to be made in the process as well as the importance of specifying the system requirements for each package. The requirements have been specified. The tweaking is in progress. We are also preparing the Help Desk to take calls requesting installation.


Our next team meeting is Friday, March 7, at 1pm. We'll verify then that the service is ready for release. As soon as it is ready for release we will process the requests that have been waiting in the Help Desk queue. If you'd like to add your request, it might be best to wait until Monday, March 10, to contact the Help Desk.


We've been working off of this Google spreadsheet to specify which applications and tools go with which packages. The apps with an X in colored highlight are the ones you'll be more familiar with. The other apps with an X are the tools and add-ons that Adobe requires to work with the more familiar apps.


Please note the system requirements before requesting installation. The Help Desk can assist you in determining some of the requirements, if you aren't sure. Information on available training is also contained in the spreadsheet. There is a home use option at a reasonable rate, but it is not free.


I would like to thank the project team and volunteer testers. As you may notice from the spreadsheet, it is not as simple as installing a single app and I'm grateful to all of them for their assistance. We do hope to automate the process in the future. We chose to expedite release rather than wait for the automation.


If you have questions or concerns, please email me ( or give me a call at 424-2368.


Laura Knaapen

Director, Academic Computing