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.
Macromedia launched their Labs site today, along with public alphas of Flash Player 8.5, Flex Builder 2 and the Flex Framework 2.
Mike Chambers reports on his blog that;
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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".
If you have bought Studio MX 2004 shortly before Studio 8 became available, you may qualify for a free upgrade!
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.
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.
Most of you probably have installed the new Flash 8 player by now. If you haven't press the read more button and the read it at external site link to install it.