ColdFusion 10 on AWS Marketplace

 

I am excited to post about the new Amazon EC2 offering on AWS Marketplace for ColdFusion 10.

You can now buy ColdFusion AMI (ColdFusion Enterprise Amazon Machine Image) from AWS Marketplace at an hourly based pricing:

 

Large Instance: $0.15/hr

X-Large Instance: $0.30/hr

It is available on both Windows 2008 R2 and Ubuntu 12.0.4.

You are also entitled to get support from Adobe and all you are required to do is send an email to the Adobe support (CFSup@adobe.com) with your AWS account number to start making use of support. Details of which can be found on Amazon’s page for the AMIs as well.

Here are the links on Amazon Marketplace to buy the Windows and Linux AMIs:

Windows: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00BQNEX5S

Ubuntu: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00BR6SYHW

The online documentation for this new offering can be found here: http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/release-note/coldfusion-10-cloud.html

 

New CHFs for CF 9 and CF 9.0.1

We now have new CHFs available for ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion 9.0.1. This CHFs will address the issues that were present in the previous CHFs. We recomend that you apply this update to your ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion 9.0.1 installations.

Here are the links to the related techotes for CF 9 and CF 9.0.1.

For ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion 9.0.2 the updates have been refreshed to fix an issue with the Google Map API and the related technotes can be found here : 9.0.210

 

New Platform Support for ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1: Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 are now supported platforms for ColdFusion 10. The new Windows installers are available for download to all retail and licensing customers as well on the trials download page.

Update: For more details on the specific installers for ColdFusion 10 that added support for Windows 8 and Server 2012, see this subsequent blog post, http://blogs.coldfusion.com/cautions-for-configuring-cf-10-with-iis-8-on-windows-2012-server

The ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 installers have also been updated to support Windows 8. The existing MAC OS X installer for ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 has also been certified to now support MAC OS X 10.8.

Refer this technote for more details about the support.

 

New updates for ColdFusion 9, 9,0.1, 9.0.2 and 10 – Java 7 now supported

[Update: All the technotes ( for CF10, CF9, CF9.0.1 and CF9.0.2) now have an update section to reflect the change that was made. The refreshed CHFs for ColdFusion 9 and the refreshed ColdFusion 10 update 8 contains a fix for the an issue in Google Maps. New CHFs have been released for CF9 and CF9.0.1 – Read the related post here]

 

The new cumulative hotfix for ColdFusion 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2 includes support for Google Maps JavaScript API v3 and JDK 1.7 Update 15.These Cumulative Hotfixes consists of previously released cumulative hotfixes and security updates.

Details of cumulative hotfixes are here – 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2

 

ColdFusion 10 Update 8 includes support for Google Maps JavaScript API v3, Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and JDK 1.7 Update 15. It includes all the bug fixes from previous updates of ColdFusion 10. 

You apply this update using the update mechanism within ColdFusion 10 Administrator.

For more details about the update, refer the link here.

 

 

Free ColdFusion Installation Support from Adobe

Yes, that’s right. Adobe provides free support for product installation. To make use of this all you need to is reach out to cf.install@adobe.com with your installation issue.

If you also face any issue with the updates that we release, you can reach out to the email alias indicated above for support.

Note, support is limited to product installation only and installation does not include network installations, silent installs to a network environment, database configuration, clustering, distributed set-up of servers, or any other similar set-up or activities.

 

The ColdFusion 10 Advantage Webinar by Ben Forta

ColdFusion webinar by none other than Ben Forta on Feb 27th (2:00pm Eastern; 11:00am Pacific)!

Title

The ColdFusion 10 Advantage

Summary

ColdFusion needs no introduction, it helped usher in the era of web based applications over a decade and a half ago, and remains an innovator in this space to this day. With each update, ColdFusion has further empowered us to build and create the ultimate online experiences, and ColdFusion 10 is no exception.

ColdFusion 10 is indeed a very important release, one which builds on the success of ColdFusion 9 by adding invaluable new features and functionality, all intended to make developers more productive than ever before.

Key Takeaways

In this session you will learn about HTML5 and client enhancements that make CF10 more productive, and will also discover why CF10 is more powerful, more secure, more scalable, and better integrated, than ever before.

Register here! http://events.carahsoft.com/event-detail/2301/adobe/

Pre-release for new platform support

[Update: Support for Windows 8 and Windows 2012 announced for ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 : link]

[Update: Pre-release not open anymore]

We are opening up for a short pre-release to get your feedback on the support for new platforms for ColdFusion 10.

Here’s the program description for the pre-release:

The ColdFusion 10 – New Platform Support Prerelease program is intended to get feedback from the pre-release participants on the new platforms that we are supporting for ColdFusion 10. The scope of this prerelease is to ensure that ColdFusion 10 is functional on the new platforms – Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and OS X 10.8 just as on the existing platforms that ColdFusion 10 is currently supported on.

 

If you are interested in participating in this pre-release, send an email to rakshith@adobe.com indicating that platform (Windows Server 2012/Windows 8/OS X 10.8) that you will be able to give us feedback on. The pre-release will open to a limited number and for a very short duration. So do send in your interest soon. We are also looking to get a balanced feedback across all the three platforms and that is the reason indicating the platform that you will be able to test on becomes important.

 

Survey on the ColdFusion Summit – a two day ColdFusion Conference from Adobe

We announced our plans on a full-fledged ColdFusion conference this year. Here is a follow up survey to capture your inputs and feedback. As always your participation in the survey is highly appreciated. This is also your chance to let Adobe know how you would like to see the new conference on ColdFusion shape up.

Here’s the survey link

As you are also aware, due to MAX’s focus on Creative Cloud tools and services, there are no ColdFusion sessions at Adobe MAX this year. The unconferences too are going to be dedicated to those that support the Creative Cloud offering. So it is unlikely that the ColdFusion unconference will happen at MAX this year. But the good news is that we do have an exclusive ColdFusion conference planned. Please participate in the survey and give us your feedback.

 

ColdFusion: News, Initiatives and Updates from Adobe

 

This is the season to celebrate and the intent of this post is to share a series of positive news and initiatives from Adobe that we are excited to share with the community.

ColdFusion 10 feedback and ColdFusion Business

We have received positive feedback for ColdFusion 10, and this is also reflected in the way business for ColdFusion has turned up. The business is doing better now than any point in the last few years. This quarter has been ColdFusion’s best since 2008.

This is very encouraging to Adobe and we will continue to make efforts to grow the product. Thanks to you for supporting the product.

Roadmap discussions

We have initiated new roadmap discussions where Senior leadership from Adobe participate in engaging discussions with customers. In these discussions we have received excellent feedback on ColdFusion 10, and our customers also like the future directions that we are taking and look forward to the upcoming versions of ColdFusion.

Cloud Release

As you may be aware, the promised cloud release of ColdFusion on Amazon EC2 has been delayed due to issues with agreements between Adobe and Amazon. We have resolved these issues and we are slated to offer an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for ColdFusion 10 with flexible hourly pricing.

Shorter Release Cycles

We are looking to reduce the release cycles for ColdFusion to create more impact through new features and functionalities and also make use of the window of opportunity that lies with ever changing space of new and upcoming technologies.

Education Initiatives

During the next year, one of our major efforts designed to grow the size of the community is promoting ColdFusion at various community colleges. Adobe will come up with a detailed semester-long curriculum for server side programming concepts demonstrated through ColdFusion. Instructor guides, quizzes, exams, and software required to teach will all be provided; along with access to a community expert that the instructors or students can interact with. If you have any contacts at colleges near you, please let us know. If you have any other ideas to promote ColdFusion in education, share that with us as well.

ColdFusion Conference from Adobe

Due to MAX’s focus on Creative Cloud tools and services, we are considering a full-fledged ColdFusion conference to be organized by the ColdFusion Business Unit at Adobe. While Adobe will be the primary organizers, we want to maximize community involvement in various aspects such as content selection.

Recharging CF User Groups

We are looking to actively engage with the ColdFusion user groups during the next year. ColdFusion 10 events are already in the works with interested user groups, and more is on the way.

Future Directions

We are also excited about our future releases – Splendor and Dazzle. A high level overview of each is available on our public facing roadmap available here. If you have questioned Adobe’s commitment to the platform, I encourage you to take a look at the roadmap. All of the customers with whom we have discussed the roadmap responded positively and gave promising feedback. Customers are also excited about the directions that we are taking, addressing key technological challenges in upcoming versions. If your organization is keen on participating in a roadmap discussion with the senior leadership from Adobe, let us know!

We look forward to exciting times for ColdFusion.

I will leave you with some of the photographs of the party that the Product Team had to celebrate the quarterly result and the success of ColdFusion 10. Here is the link.

Leave your thoughts and inputs as comments on this post.

Happy holidays everyone and come back for a great 2013 for ColdFusion!

 

ColdFusion Platform Survey

We have created a survey to capture the platform usage associated with ColdFusion. The results from the survey will guide us in making the right decisions associated with platfrom support in future.

Please take a few minutes to let us know your current choice of platfrom and also your future preferences.

Here’s the link for the survey.