Macromedia Flash Media Server 2 available

Flash Media Server 2 brings the power of the Flash Platform to web video. Macromedia announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Flash Media Server 2, server software that offers a unique combination of traditional streaming media capabilities and a flexible development environment for creating and delivering innovative, interactive media applications.

 

New flash lite (version 2.0)

At MAX 2005,  Macromedia presented the newest version of Flash Lite (version 2.0.)

Jonathan Duran is convinced that this new version is quite a step forward for Flash mobile development.

Macromedia Flash Player Statistics

Macromedia Flash Player is the world's most used software platform, used by over 1 million professionals and reaching more than 97% of Internet-enabled desktops worldwide as well as a wide range of devices. That’s more than the Windows media player. They reach 84,3%. The Flash 8 audience is now growing by five million people a day.

Flex 2 and Flash player 8.5

Macromedia launched their Labs site today, along with public alphas of Flash Player 8.5, Flex Builder 2 and the Flex Framework 2.

ActionScript 3 / Flex 2.0 Notification

Mike Chambers reports on his blog that;

You can get notified the second that public alphas of Flash Player 8.5, ActionScript 3 and Flex Builder 2.0 are available for download. If you want to be notified, please sign up on the notification page.

 

Codename for the next release of Flash!

Flash had the most successful launch of Flash in history and they're already working on the next version. It's too early to give away much information on the release, Mike Downey says.

The codename for the version 9.0 release of the Flash authoring tool is: "BLAZE".

Free upgrade Studio 8

If you have bought Studio MX 2004 shortly before Studio 8 became available, you may qualify for a free upgrade!

Flash Media Server 2.0 beta

Flash Communication server fans have been waiting for this day for a long time, the beta of Flash Media Server 2.0 is available for download.

 

The making of Flash 8
Macromedia has got a great video on the making of Flash 8. Check it out it's really a great movie to watch!
Macromedia Flash Remoting for Flash 8 ActionScript 2.0

Macromedia has updated their Flash Remoting components.

Developing Rich Internet Applications using Macromedia Flash and Macromedia Flash Remoting MX requires the addition of the Flash Remoting Components. The Flash Remoting Components extend the Macromedia Flash authoring environment, adding the ActionScript APIs needed to invoke remote services using Flash Remoting MX. Authoring tool extensions—such as the NetConnection Debugger, which enables developers to watch and trace events across both the client and server—are also included in the Flash Remoting Components, in addition to powerful recordset handling and databinding capabilities for handling dynamic data from relational databases. Flash Remoting Components are available for Flash Professional 8, Flash Basic 8 and prior Flash versions.

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