A site for the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop 2013 | Dallas, Texas
Advisors and students gathered in the Yellow Rose room on Tuesday to hear Adobe Education Account Manager Tom Dent explain what he calls the newest innovation in online media. It is the Creative Cloud, effectively an online subscription to some 15 Adobe applications that will keep the users up-to-date with the latest version of the software. No longer will there be versions of the Adobe software and no longer will there be perpetual licenses, something that Dent said led to rampant piracy and inefficient distribution.
Most importantly, he stressed, “There will be no CS7.” However, he said, “You can still by CS6 if you want to.”
“This is the biggest change that I’ve witnessed in my 16 years with the company,” Dent said. “[The Creative Cloud] is truly a revolution in online media and publishing.”
Dent gave a one-year personal subscription to the Creative Cloud to Becky Tate, adviser at Shawnee Mission North (Overland Park, Kan.) after her name was randomly drawn from among the 25 advisers at the talk.
Before Dent came to speak, there were many misconceptions about the Creative Cloud and what it would mean for the Adobe applications that the advisors and students already possessed. Dent helped to clear these up.