Adobe kills Creative Suite for the cloud

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Adobe kills Creative Suite for the cloud

No more updates, moves to Creative Cloud.

Adobe has ditched the Creative Suite brand and boxed versions of the product in favour of moving entirely to its subscription-based software model Creative Cloud.

The software giant released its first version of Creative Cloud, for Individuals, mid last year claiming a "blockbuster success" with over 1 million subscribers in the first six months of launch, and followed up with a January launch of Creative Cloud for Teams. 

The company today announced the current version of Creative Suite, CS6, which launched May last year, will be the last version of Creative Suite.

It will still be available for purchase but will not benefit from any upgrades, which will now only be offered to Creative Cloud customers. 

Adobe will launch updated applications, rebranded as CC apps, next month, including Photoshop, Indesign, Ilustrator, Dreamweaver and Premiere Pro.

Creative Cloud for Individuals is priced at A$49.99 a month for an annual membership. Existing CS3 to CS5.5 customers get the first year of Creative Cloud for $29.99 a month. 

Creative Cloud for Teams costs $69.99 per month per seat. Teams offers a collection of all of Adobe's Creative Suite 6 products plus several others including Acrobat XI, Lightroom 4, Edge, Muse, as well as administrative tools for centralised license purchase and management, increased storage capacity, and expert services.

Users get 100GB of cloud storage per user, compared to 20GB offered in Creative Cloud for Individuals. The data is hosted in Adobe provisioned servers in the US. 

Existing customers who own a volume license of CS3 or later get the first of CC for Teams at $39.99 per month per seat. The deal is available until the end of August this year. 

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