In Application of the Week – Adobe Creative Cloud (Part 1) I’ve described how to create a package to deliver Adobe Acrobat DC using Liquit Workspace.
In this blog I will describe how to create a managed package to update Adobe Acrobat DC using the updates which Adobe releases for the Continuous track.
If you’re not familiar with Adobe’s Continuous and Classic tracks for the Acrobat product family, please read ‘Document Cloud Product Tracks‘.
First let’s create a managed package in Liquit Workspace using the Setup Store connector:
The Setup Connector now grabs the latest version of ‘Adobe Acrobat DC Pro and Standard update – all languages’ and creates a ‘Managed Package’. Hence this remark under ‘Details’:
‘Managed’ means that every time a vendor releases a new update, in this particular case for Adobe Acrobat, the Setup Store connector updates all ‘managed’ packages with the latest version or update of that particular application.
This is how this managed package for Acrobat DC in my environment has been updated over time:
‘Updates’ shows all managed packages for which updates are available:
Select all package packages which you want to update. Then click ‘Apply update’. You can do this manually when you’re ready for reviewing updates.
But you can also automate this using scheduled tasks and receive e-mail notifications when an update has been applied.
To receive email notifications from within Liquit Workspace first add an email server under Manage, Mail Settings:
Don’t forget to use the ‘Test’ option to actually test the configuration:
To create a scheduled task ‘Notifications’:
Then to finish the configuration of this scheduled task:
Every day this scheduled task will send you an e-mail message that there’s an update available for a particular managed package. This is an example of how this looks like for my ‘Adobe Reader DC update’:
Now, last topic to discuss is how to actually deliver this update to the device. In my ‘Adobe Acrobat Pro DC’ package I’ve included an ‘Install package’ action. This action uses the managed package described which we’ve created in the beginning of my blog. When this managed package is updated, every time the user launches Acrobat DC from the users workspace, this package will be delivered and Acrobat will be updated first before Acrobat DC is launched:
Application of the Week
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