I assume everyone received the email (below) from Jeff Stanier this morning regarding LCCS being shut down for good at the end of the year. My question is what everyone is doing in the face of this news?
We've built a large part of our company on LCCS and are scrambling for a solution that we can implement to replace LCCS before the end of the year. There was no transition plan or any details at all given in the email.
Any other LCCS users discussing transition plans? Is there any opportunity for us to collaborate so that those of us dependent on LCCS aren't totally left in the cold?
Dear LCCS Customer,
I am writing to inform you of Adobe‚s plan with respect to LiveCycle Collaboration Services (LCCS). Due to recent changes in Adobe‚s strategic direction the decision has been made to end of life the LCCS product. Adobe will continue to provide LCCS production service for an additional 9 months until December 31, 2012. At that time the service will be shut down. Beginning March 23, 2012 the following changes will be made to the service:
In order to support your continued patronage while we ramp down the service, Pay Per Usage (PPU) accounts will no longer be charged and a free account quota of $1000/month will be granted. As a result of this change, monthly billing statements will no longer be issued.
Free subscribers will no longer be able to upgrade to a PPU account.
No new accounts will be created.
We apologize for any inconvenience the termination of the service causes you. Thank you for being an Adobe LiveCycle Collaboration Services customer.
Jeff Stanier Group Product Manager Adobe LiveCycle
one thought regarding the user provisioning - i do external authentication for my app that uses LCCS and it was relatively easy to implement, so given that the user provisioning on the backend of LCCS is too tightly coupled to adobe's user model and re-implementing that is too great a task, perhaps an option could be to do away with provisioning altogether and leave it up to the developer to provide their own external authentication?
just a thought, and something we can discuss further next week.