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Live Cycle ES2 News From Adobe MAX


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This is an overview of Enterprise RIA centric Adobe LiveCycle news from Adobe MAX 2009. I presented this deck at the AfterMAX MeetUp in San Jose (10/22/09)

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Live Cycle ES2 News From Adobe MAX

  1. 1. Adobe® LiveCycle® ES2™AfterMAX - SilvaFUG (SJ) and Silicon Valley Web Builders<br />10/22/09<br />Matthias Zeller<br />Group Product Manager<br />@matzeller<br />
  2. 2. Enterprise Software<br />- User Centric Applications Emerge<br />Citizens<br />Customers<br />User<br />Centric<br />Marketing<br />Sales<br />Field Services<br />Support<br />Customer Servicing<br />Customer Interaction Applications<br />Marketing automation<br />Agent/broker assisted sales<br />Field service management<br />iStatement<br />Customer support<br />LiveCycle Enterprise Suite<br />Enterprise Internal Applications<br />System<br />Centric<br />CRM<br />PLM<br />ECM<br />ERP<br />Vertical<br />Apps<br />2<br />
  3. 3. LiveCycle ES2: Platform for Building User-Centric Applications<br />RICH CLIENT<br />BROWSER<br />RICH DOCUMENT<br />DEVELOPMENT & DELIVERY<br />RIA SERVICES<br />DOCUMENT SERVICES<br />PROCESS MANAGEMENT<br />EXISTING APPLICATIONS & SYSTEMS<br />Cloud-Based<br /> Services<br />Legacy Systems<br />Enterprise Information Systems<br />Databases<br />Directories<br />Message Queues<br />ECM Repository<br />
  4. 4. What’s New – RIA Services<br />LiveCycle Mosaic ES2<br />Assemble intuitive, personalized and highly productive applications through a composite RIA framework<br />LiveCycle Collaboration Service<br />Hosted service to build real-time, multi-user collaboration into existing or new rich Internet applications<br />Adobe application modeling technology<br />Simplify integration between Flex and LiveCycle allowing developers to write applications at a higher level with less code<br />LiveCycle ES2 Plug-in for Flash Builder 4<br />Discover and consume RIA services in any Flex-based application<br />
  5. 5. Increased developer productivity<br />LiveCycle® Workbench ES2™<br />
  6. 6. Enhancements: LiveCycle Workbench ES2 Core<br />Application model<br />Organize all application assets <br />Export LiveCycle Archives (LCA) that contain one or more applications with all relevant assets<br />Asset source and version control<br />Work on a local copy of application assets using check-in/check-out<br />Dramatically reduces client/server chattiness<br />Work large development team environments<br />Application deployment <br />Deploy your applications to LiveCycle server without leaving Workbench<br />
  7. 7. New: Adobe Application Modeling Technology<br />Common tool for Flash Builder 4 and LiveCycle ES2<br />Define data models that can be shared between LiveCycle ES and Data Services ES<br />Visual design of data structure and application logic<br />Define data constructs that include more than simple constraints<br />Create simple or complex data models that contain variants, expressions, calculations, etc.<br />Codeless application development<br />Build “create, read, update and delete” (CRUD) applications without writing any code<br />
  8. 8. Enhancements: Guide Builder<br />Complete redesign of Guide Builder<br />Access Guide Builder as a perspective in Workbench<br />Intuitive Flash-based development interface<br />Guided forms now based on new Adobe Data Model<br />Create form agnostic guides <br />Added flexibility and use cases<br />Zero code guide design<br />Leverage the business logic contained in the data model at runtime<br />Create conditional guide behaviors with simple property pages<br />
  9. 9. LiveCycle® Mosaic ES2™<br />
  10. 10. Mosaic, New LiveCycle Module<br /> Composite RIA Framework for rapidly assembling intuitive, personalized and activity-centric RIA applications that aggregate existing enterprise applications<br />Increased productivity<br /><ul><li>Increase end user productivity through simple, personalized, highly responsive and consistent user experience </li></ul>Improved decision making<br /><ul><li>Make faster decisions through aggregating relevant, timely information from multiple sources</li></li></ul><li>LiveCycle Mosaic ES2<br />For Business Users<br />Easy access via desktop (AIR) application or browser<br />Task-centric composite views bringing complete context to daily work<br />Create new composite views from IT provided tiles<br />Customizable views & dynamic layouts<br />Work on tasks with different contexts in parallel and persist work in progress<br />
  11. 11. LiveCycle Mosaic ES2<br />For Developers:<br />Composition approach to application development<br />Comprehensive ActionScript and JavaScript API <br />Client side communication between application components<br />Central catalog for housing all reusable application components<br />Out-of-the box skins, shells and layout managers<br />Pluggable component model<br />Integrates with existing SSO, directory and entitlement management solutions<br />
  12. 12. Target Use Cases<br />Financial Advisor Workplace: <br /><ul><li>Rich, simple and customizable workplace
  13. 13. Contextual views unifying over 200 applications
  14. 14. Sample Tiles: Investment portfolio, Google finance,</li></ul>Case Management: <br /><ul><li>User environment uniting all case information to speed case resolution
  15. 15. Ex: call center applications, case worker
  16. 16. Sample Tiles: Customer contacts, Reported bug defects, internal knowledge base</li></ul>Sales Workplace: <br /><ul><li>Unified customer views aggregating all relevant customer data
  17. 17. Sample Tiles: Customer contacts, order history, RFP Responses, opportunity list, account hierarchy and contacts,</li></li></ul><li>Demo<br />
  18. 18. Flexible Deployment<br />Hosted Deployment Possibilities for Adobe® LiveCycle® ES2™<br />
  19. 19. Develop in the Cloud<br />LiveCycle Developer Express<br /><ul><li>Pre-configured LiveCycle sandboxes on Amazon EC2
  20. 20. Members only: using own dedicated instances
  21. 21. Forums and assistance
  22. 22. Used to host LiveCycle ES2 Beta Program
  23. 23. Used for LiveCycle Training
  24. 24. Users can follow an instructors guided tour easily with their own instance</li></ul> “Designer in 8 had this great ability with fragments, but …. now it becomes something quite exquisite! It was my first time working in the cloud and loved it… For us, the cloud is where it’s at.” - Janus Health<br />
  25. 25. Deploy in the Cloud<br />LiveCycle Production Express<br />Targeted for Early 2010<br />Develop on Developer Express, Deploy on Production Express<br />Fully Managed Hosted Environment, 24x7 Monitoring<br />Secure, Isolated Instances on Amazon Web Services<br />Benefits:<br />Reduce Upfront Cost and Capital Expenditures<br />Speeds Time to Deployment<br />Pay As You Grow Pricing<br />
  26. 26. Call to Action<br />Interested to provide feedback into our Enterprise RIA roadmap<br />Matthias Zeller:<br />Visit for:<br />Access to Flash Builder Beta<br />Access to LiveCycle Data Services Beta<br />Videos, quick starts, etc<br />Visit for:<br />Access to LiveCycle ES trials<br />LiveCycle Café <br />Tour de LiveCycle<br />Includes hosted beta<br />Includes Feature Spotlight videos<br />