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Adobe Chooses April 2019 to Euthanize Shockwave

Adobe’s web media helper apps have a long history of being problematic from a security perspective, needing constant patches and fixes to keep customers safe. So, it should come as no surprise that the company will end its Shockwave product soon. While it’s other popular media app, Flash, reaches its end of life in 2020, Shockwave will be retired next month. According to the company’s FAQ on the topic… Effective April 9, 2019, Adobe Shockwave will be discontinued and the Shockwave player for Windows will no longer be available for download. Retiring the Shockwave player for Windows is the last step in a multi-year process: Adobe Director, an authoring tool for Shockwave content, was discontinued on February 1, 2017 and the Shockwave player for macOS was discontinued...

Adobe Beats Microsoft to Patch Tuesday Releases with Updates for Many Products

A few years back Adobe decided to join Microsoft on the same day each month for delivering updates.  Today’s the day and Adobe is out of the gate first. Adobe has published security bulletins for the following products: Flash Player (APSB17-33) Photoshop CC (APSB17-34) Connect (APSB17-35) Acrobat and Reader (APSB17-36) DNG Converter (APSB17-37) InDesign CC (APSB17-38) Digital Editions (APSB17-39) Shockwave Player (APSB17-40) Adobe Experience Manager (APSB17-41)   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Adobe to Stop Updating and Distributing Flash in 2020

Patchers and security experts around the world can unite in joy today. Adobe has officially stated the end of one of the biggest security risks heaped on Internet-going travelers since the beginning of digital time. This news will probably excite more than when AOL decide to stop sending installation CDs through the USPS. Full announcement: Flash & The Future of Interactive Content Microsoft has also linked arms with Adobe, assuring customers that Adobe would also be removed from its products to meet the 2020 deadline. Microsoft’s announcement: The End of an Era – Next Steps for Adobe Flash Let the celebratory memes begin…   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 201...

A Patcher’s PSA: Adobe Acrobat and Reader Getting Major Version Number Updates in April

According to Adobe… Starting in April, 2017, all customers on the Continuous track will move from 15.xx to 17.xx after the patch is deployed. There will be no change for customers on Classic track or older versions like Acrobat/Reader XI. … New version number will appear on splash screens, MSI queries, ARP, DLL file versions, About box and application version (for Mac). SCCM/Casper will also start reporting the new version. If there are any software audit scripts that check for version number, they will start reporting 17.xx version. … Remember, if there are any patch deployment scripts which use version number checks before applying a patch, they may need changes to handle 17.xx version number. Full announcement: Acrobat’s getting a new version number (Reader too!) Looki...

Microsoft and Adobe Team to Fight Salesforce and Oracle

On Monday, Microsoft and Adobe announced a new partnership where the two companies will work to combine efforts in the following areas:   The integration of Adobe Campaign and Microsoft Dynamics 365 enables enterprises to compile customer insights across various channels, creating a single view of the customer that can be used to personalize experiences across marketing touchpoints. Adobe Analytics plus Microsoft Power BI offers increased insights across the enterprise. Brands are able to pull behavioral data into Power BI to visualize the impact of campaigns across segments, understand which customer touchpoints are most effective, and turn these insights into actionable, successful outcomes in real-time. Adobe Experience Manager Sites Managed Service is now available on Microsoft Az...

Microsoft Set to Release Flash Security Update on Tuesday

Microsoft may have skipped February for patching its own systems, but the company will use Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to at least release an update to secure the Adobe Flash components in its Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge web browsers. Years ago, Adobe piggy-backed on Microsoft own Patch Tuesday to help ease the burden of IT administrations when patching. But, with Microsoft skipping February 2017 for no publicly communicated reason, that has left Flash modern web browsers with exposed vulnerabilities. Instead of waiting until March as it has planned to do with its other security updates, Microsoft has notified paid support customers by email today that they should expect the Flash updates to deliver on Tuesday. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, D...

Does Windows Server 2016 ship with Adobe Flash?

From Adobe Flash support on Windows Server 2016: Answer: Adobe is included and does ship on the Windows Server 2016 media (but not installed by default). It can be installed by adding the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) role. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player Roll Out for All Platforms

Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player Release date: November 8, 2016 Vulnerability identifier: APSB16-37 Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-37.html Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!