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.
Macromedia and HP have developed a prototype that shows the integration of the Flash Platform, Breeze, and the HP SDP (Service Delivery Platform).
The Flash Blog has got another demo of an FLV file with embedded alpha channel. This one uses the 3D Stroke effect for After Effects made by Trapcode.
There is an interesting article on Mike Chambers blog regarding Flash and Web 2.0.
Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes.