May 28, 2014
= BREAKING NEWS =
This just out from Adobe:
The 2014 release of Creative Cloud is coming: Watch the keynote live online.
On June 18th at 1pm ET (check the hour in your timezone), see the next evolution of Creative Cloud. All-new desktop and mobile apps, new creative hardware, hundreds of new features and other surprises – all designed to accelerate your creativity and make everything you do every day easier and faster.
Watch the free keynote live on June 18th: Sign up here.
This looks to be the major upgrade to Creative Cloud that Adobe’s CEO referred to in March, which all current CC subscribers will receive as part of their memberships:
“We are excited about the amazing innovation we will deliver in a major update to Creative Cloud in the next few months…”
The initial CC release first shipped last June, replacing Creative Suite – and there have been many further product updates added since that time. Because all ongoing upgrades are included, people wondered if Adobe would still have big launch events and if future major releases would still be called “CC,” or perhaps “CC2,” “CC3,” and so on (similar to how CS became CS2, CS3, etc.).
Now, this question is answered. Adobe is moving forward with the CC name, and that won’t change. However, they are adding a calendar year identifier to the version name to distinguish it from earlier and future releases. So next month we’ll get the Photoshop CC 2014 release, together with all the other Creative Cloud tools.
The reason these major milestones are necessary is so folks can communicate clearly what software they are using – for the sake of inter-version file format compatibility, writing tutorial books, developing training and coursework, giving certification testing, providing technical support, and more.
So tune in to the free live webcast on Wednesday, June 18th and see what the next generation of creative tools is all about!