Adobe has just opened pre-orders for their CS6 range, to be shipped on Monday 7th May 2012. These include Photoshop CS6 and CS6 Extended (for 3D work) of course, and also their excellent DTP software InDesign and the video editor Adobe Premiere Pro.
Also a couple of names new to me: Adobe SpeedGrade (colour grading and matching of video footage); Adobe Muse (website design tool that hides the scary code); and Adobe Story Plus (multi-user screenplay writing software).
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.