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Macromedia has announced that the award-winning voice products of embedded voice communications provider Spirit DSP have been integrated into Macromedia Breeze 5, ensuring superior voice quality for the web conferencing communications and collaboration solution based on Macromedia Flash. Breeze is delivered through Macromedia Flash Player, which forms the backbone of the Macromedia Flash Platform and is currently installed on nearly 600 million Internet-connected desktops and mobile devices. This pervasive platform commands a million-strong developer community and leverages existing content on an array of devices. Users can instantly access Breeze from any standard web browser without downloading or installing software. "Spirit's superior voice and communications software is a big step forward for Breeze, enabling the delivery of high-quality Internet audio conferencing... (more)

That's Web 2.0! Flex 2.0 + Flash Player 8.5 = RIA

"With Flex 2.0 and Flash Player 8.5, we can finally deliver the kinds of rich applications our clients demand without compromise. That's Web 2.0!" With these words, a VP at Cynergy Systems today gave his ringing endorsement of the Adobe Flex 2.0 product line and Adobe Flash Player 8.5. The VP, Dave Wolf, was speaking out as Adobe today announced the public beta of Adobe Flex 2.0. "Adobe is committed to delivering the tools and servers that application developers need to deliver engaging rich Internet applications, from interactive product configurators to mission critical business... (more)

Macromedia Flex Offers Alternatives to HTML Apps

"Flex is going to create a renaissance in enterprise application development, " promises David Mendels, senior vice president, Macromedia, on the announcement of the immediate availability of Macromedia's new presentation server and application framework. Macromedia Flex enables enterprise development teams to put more effective interfaces on critical business applications. The Flex server offers a standards-based, declarative programming methodology for delivering rich user experiences via the ubiquitous Macromedia Flash Player. These experiences, known as rich Internet applic... (more)

Macromedia Releases Contribute 3

Macromedia has announced a major upgrade to Macromedia Contribute, redefining Web publishing by enabling nontechnical users to update pages on Web sites or intranets as easily as they would edit a Microsoft Word document. Macromedia Contribute 3 adds granular administrator control, flexible approval workflow, editing enhancements, and Dreamweaver MX 2004 integration to its ease-of-use and browse-edit-publish workflow. It is a key element of the new, enterprise-ready Macromedia Web Publishing System for organizational deployments to hundreds or thousands of business users. For more... (more)

Macromedia Issues Volume 8 of DevNet Resource Kit

Macromedia has released the next installment of DevNet Resource Kit. DRK 8, which provides numerous enhancements designed to make working with Macromedia tools easier than ever. Chief among them are new Macromedia Flash MX 2004 components, Dreamweaver MX 2004 extensions, sample applications and utilities for ColdFusion MX 2004, and Fireworks MX 2004 extensions. Macromedia began releasing these types of enhancements two years ago, issuing new volumes of DRK quarterly. DRK 8, like the two releases before, is not available for individual sale. This resource kit, as well as all others... (more)