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Update 10/15/2016 at 5:05pm EST

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Adobe has announced that by Fall 2017, they will no longer issue security patches for Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS).  This means that ITS will no longer be able to deploy CS6 on our network and Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) will become the officially supported version for campus.

Adobe CC comes with more features, vendor support, and compatibility with newer operating systems like macOS Sierra and Windows 10, but is licensed in a way that substantially increases costs. Because of the significant increase in licensing costs, ITS will no longer be able to continue campus-wide licensing, as was done with Adobe CS. This will affect the availability of Adobe software to students in ITS-managed labs, as well as its availability to faculty and staff on university-owned machines through the Application Catalog (AppCat).

  • Instructors that use Adobe products with students: A limited number of Adobe’s new CC licenses will be purchased and deployed in the SuperLab and some classroom teaching stations for Fall 2017.  We would like to get your feedback to help ensure licenses are deployed where they are most needed and increase ITS’ understanding of how Adobe products are used for instruction on campus.

    Your feedback is requested: Adobe Usage feedback form.

  • Faculty and Staff members that use Adobe products on their university-owned machine(s): Follow your departmental purchasing processes to work with ITS and obtain licenses before the start of the Fall 2017 semester.

ITS will be working with campus partners to identify and evaluate alternative products that provide similar functionality to products found in the Adobe Suite.  We value your input and will continue to update the campus as we progress.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or