In our continuing effort to provide the most innovative and useful software to our customers, it is sometimes necessary to retire a product as new technology improves the services it provides. This is the case with Adobe Document Server, which was first released in March of 1999 as the first multi-function, server-based PDF generation product carrying the Adobe brand. Since that time, Adobe made significant investments in enterprise automation solutions. Acquisitions of companies such as Accelio (JetForm) and Q-Link for instance, were pivotal in providing the foundation for the now widely accepted Adobe LiveCycle product line, which was first introduced in June of 2004.
Adobe Document Server was designed to perform a number of PDF-based operations in a server environment such as PDF distillation, page assembly, document formatting, and form data merge/extraction. Over time, customers encouraged us to expand and enhance most of those capabilities. The Adobe LiveCycle line of enterprise server software has given us the ability to do just that, providing richly enhanced capabilities across what is now a family of integrated products. We are pleased to offer these powerful next-generation alternatives to Adobe Document Server customers.
Although Adobe Document Server will no longer be available for purchase, Adobe will continue to support this product. Pursuant to Adobe???s Support LifeCycle Policy, core support for Adobe Document Server 6.0 will extend to December 31, 2008. Extended support is available for an additional two years beyond that.
Adobe is committed to helping you select the right product for your organization???s requirements. If you have questions, we encourage you to contact your Adobe sales representative directly, contact Adobe Customer Service at 888-649-2990, or contact an Adobe sales representative.