Overview

Adobe Connect is a market-leading web conferencing solution that enables corporations and government agencies worldwide to improve collaboration, webinars, and eLearning through exceptionally rich interactions. This release delivers critical new enhancements and capabilities to address challenges faced by many organizations in conducting virtual meetings, webinars, and trainings. This release also resolves a number of issues and bugs.

For an overview of Adobe Connect, see http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html.

Release date

Adobe Connect 9.4 will be rolled out in phases:

  • On-premise: Adobe Connect 9.4 installer for customer premise deployments (All supported Locales): This patch is available on the Connect 9 on-premise patches page here.
  • Hosted: Adobe Connect 9.4 service hosted by Adobe: Starting March 8th, 2015. Please check the migration schedule for your account here
  • Managed Services: Adobe managed customer specific cloud deployment of Adobe Connect: Update scheduled based on customer requirement. Please reach out to your Adobe Connect managed services representative to schedule your update

System requirements

For latest system requirements please visit http://www.adobe.com/go/connect_sysreqs_en.

Important update information

Please review the following important information regarding the update.

Key changes to the system requirements

Adobe Connect 9.4 release discontinues the support for following:

Client systems:

  • Mac OS X 10.7
  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • OpenSUSE 12.2 
  • Mozilla Firefox on Linux
  • Citrix XenApp 6.5
  • VMware View 5.1

 

We are adding support for the following:

Client systems:

  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • OpenSUSE 13.1 

Server:

  • AWS R3.2 Xlarge

 

For latest system requirements please visit http://www.adobe.com/go/connect_sysreqs_en

Adobe Connect server upgrade paths for on-premise deployments

From Adobe Connect 9.0.x

Upgrade to Adobe Connect 9.3 -> and then to 9.4

 

From Adobe Connect 9.1.x

Upgrade to Adobe Connect 9.3 -> and then to 9.4

 

From Adobe Connect 9.2.x

Upgrade to Adobe Connect 9.3 -> and then to 9.4

 

From Adobe Connect 9.3.x

Upgrade to Adobe Connect 9.4 

 

From Adobe Connect 8.x

Upgrade to Adobe Connect 9 -> then to 9.3 -> and then to 9.4

 

From Adobe Connect 7.5

Upgrade to Adobe Connect 8 -> then to 9 -> then to -> 9.3 -> and then to 9.4

What's New in Adobe Connect 9.4

The Adobe Connect 9.4 release provides new functionality and bug fixes across many different areas of the product. Here’s a summary of the new features you can find in Adobe Connect 9.4 .

Let’s take a closer look at the available options in the Panel:

New User Groups

New user groups are added with this release.

Seminar Administrators

Formally known as the Seminar Host group,  members of this group will have access to:

  • Shared Webinar rooms under Shared Seminar sub tab
  • Event Management tab

 

Webinar Manager (100, 500 or 1000)

Members of this new group will have access to:

  • A named seminar license under the My Seminars sub-tab
  • Event Management tab

 

Virtual Classroom Manager

Members of this new group will have access to:

  • Create virtual classrooms with a capacity of 200 under My Trainings sub-tab
  • Event Management tab
Usergroups
seminars

Issues Resolved

 

Issue Tracking Number

Issue Description

3719008

Fixed issue where several instances of never ending meetings and ghost users were seen

3835670

Fixed issue where Email Notifications were coming from acrobat.com domain instead of adobeconnect.com

3773182

Fixed issue where users failed to login to the meeting room with error: "Validate user error- too much data.nul"

3782044

Fixed issue where Several "Object has been closed" errors were seen across the board on hosted clusters

3790800

Fixed issue where users received Quote Limit reached errors when trying to enter meetings

3798058

Fixed issue where extra row is created for recording content when it is attended by a participant having view permission.

3803577

Fixed issue where JAWS did not announce elementslinks, tabs, buttons on Home page

3804544

Fixed issue where users were not able to enter a meeting due to ticket expired exception

3811701

Fixed issue where reports returned only partial set of records

3833291

Fixed issue where recording download attempts did not prompt/enforce passcodes for public recordings

3836329

Fixed issue where failure to properly shut down meetings on primary host causes content to revert to earlier state when failing over to backup

3845382

Fixed issue where Closing Virtual Classroom via add-in didnt release license

3851629

Fixed issue where images were not uploading

3806529

Fixed issue where title of Event pages were not the actual event name, instead of a generic variables

3837245

Fixed issue where JAWS did not announce elementslinks, buttons on Curriculum page

3770167

Enhancement to make no selection as the default for MCQ in registration forms

3825610

Fixed issue where rotating any shape/stamper tool which has text written in it corrupts the meeting on re-opening it

3754903

Fixed issue where Content does not align properly on ipad if a connect content is played

3807087

Fixed issue where unknown dial in user seen in attendee pod for some InterCall profiles intermittently.

3807126

Fixed issue where clicking on Submit on Event Registration page reloaded the same page

3812031

Fixed issue where converted MP4 is not visible in "My Content" of file share pod, when it was moved to content folder

3813552

Fixed issue where if another host changed the layout/breakout room, chat pod in palette mode became black

3815164

Fixed issue where there was a dysfunctional remove contact button during creating New Event

3816586

Fixed issue where user was blocked under the following sequence -> share pod was moved to POA, then screen share was started, wait for 10 seconds

3819127

Fixed issue where seminar sessions got cropped in the calendar

3831849

Fixed issue where silent Camera voip file was found in Connect Recording

3847547

Fixed issue where Virtual Classrooms did not spend burst quota in Named Organizer meeting model

3847938

Fixed issue where event catalog for a folder took long time and often did not load any events if user had more than 90 events in that folder

3851566

Fixed issue where MP4 conversion failed due to problems with Original Recording

3865943

Fixed issue where discrepancy in the number of attended report and downloaded report was observed

3912566

Fixed issue where more Dial In Numbers Link missing from few Intercall Profiles

3615112

Fixed issue where table headers were not read by JAWS at the beginning of each table data cell when navigating the report table

3780986

Fixed issue where Edit/Delete option was missing for Recurring Course Reminders

3781646

Fixed issue where users get a password prompt for event even though Register without Password option is checked by the host

3785526

Fixed issue where blank list was shown if user double clicked on a group which was invited to an event

3786140

Fixed issue where Course Information page popped up after clicking the uploaded content of Virtual Classroom under the Disk Usage page

3786771

Fixed issue where Line break characters "\n" was displayed in "Delete Saved Report" dialog

3790287

Fixed issue where for OnDemand events, the button on login page should haved displayed the label as "View" instead of "Join Event"

3791516

Fixed issue where when user hid multiple pods in a meeting room, they did not hide in order they were opened

3803772

Fixed issue where Seminar Calendar kept changing the session time when users scrolled up and down

3808783

Fixed issue where if some Telephony profile fields are hidden using APIs, they become visible after telephony service restart

3813008

Fixed issue where on stopping IC audio conference, "Reconnecting to Audio Bridge" notifier was shown to the host consistently

3813978

Fixed issue where Screen share preferences could be changed while a screen share is in progress

3818233

Fixed issue where after auto collapse of palette ,clicking on any button opened the share preview window

3818888

Fixed issue where Meeting passcode runtime field was not added to the event email or iCal invite

3841808

Fixed issue where timer was stuck in recording playback

3845144

Fixed issue where time zone abbreviation shown on the Event registration page for Australian time zone was incorrect

3855170

Fixed issue where content report for events with curriculum gave “not authorized” error when user clicked on the user name

3912415

Fixed issue where Zoom-in and zoom-out of the drawing object on whiteboard discarded the object from whiteboard

3912449

Fixed issue where the drawn objects were misaligned on the content when zoomed-in and then zoomed out

3919467

Fixed issue where meeting became sluggish when multiple users started drawing on whiteboard simultaneously

3792567

Fixed issue where "Switch to compact mode" was not disabled in chevron menu when user was in pause and annotate state

3818279

Fixed issue where odd view of Palette was seen when chatpod, attendee pod and/or video pod was disabled from compliance

3787829

Added a kill switch for support E164 phone number formats

3827318

Fixed issue where Camera Resolution set via Custom Camera Settings were not being honoured in the Connect Meeting Room

3795679

Fixed issue where Event-time runtime field in Email Template was not of the same date/time format as the runtime fields for 'Event Time' or 'Event Start Time' in the Event Template

3796920

Fixed issue where an error window popped up after clicking the Continue button for a saved content report on Saved Queries page

3807115

Fixed issue where Connect appserver fails to start if password set on external SQL contains '=' character

3835492

Fixed issue where users were unable to download recording VIA download api

3847230

Fixed issue where URL formation was incorrect on Event page while tweeter share

3791112

Fixed issue where account with unedited training feature in BAMA showed blank count in Training Reports UI

3795690

Fixed issue where Event Time runtime field format included seconds

3807517

Fixed issue where users were getting script error when connecting to the wrong host during meeting launch

3847595 Resolved an insufficient input validation issue in the Connect web app that could be used to execute a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack (CVE-2015-0343)
3789505 Resolved an insufficient input validation issue in the Connect web app that could be used to execute a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack (CVE-2015-0344)
3767168 Added a feature for admins to configure X-Frames Options as a method to protect against clickjacking

Known issues

Issue Tracking Number

Issue Description

3857492

Add-in crashes when we try to change the audio provider in the meeting itself on win 8.1. Workaround is to change the audio profile from the web app

3842522

Password doesn’t expire as scheduled even if set to expire under password policies setting by administrator

3859868

Accessibility: shortcut Ctrl+space induces layout changes instead of moving focus on Menu bar, when focus is on some layout in the layout bar

3859919

Accessibility: When JAWS user starts Record Meeting - Name for recording is not generated by default and is left empty

3914293

Denied users are shown wrong message when they visit Event pages. Instead of telling them that they have been denied by Event Manager, they are told that event is not published yet

3836676

While using whiteboard, any text entered to a drawing becomes a little distorted after rotating that object

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