A few months ago we released LiveCycle Developer Express. This uses Amazon EC2 to host an entire LiveCycle install for you build applications without ever having to actually install the server software yourself. You manage your instances on a simple Web dashboard and you can even point Workbench at your own “LiveCycle in the cloud”.
At Adobe we are now using Developer Express for our Pre-release customers who want to learn about and “kick the tires” on the next major release of LiveCycle ES. It’s working out really well.
I’ve made a short recording of Developer Express to help you get the idea. If you are interested in using it to help give us feedback on “LiveCycle .next” then sign up with the LiveCycle Pre-release program and get your own LiveCycle in the cloud. It’s very cool!