Friday, August 24, 2007

Adobe MAX 2007 is LiveCycle's breakout year.

Anyone who uses Adobe LiveCycle should definitely consider this year's MAX as a primary place to be in 2007. We have worked hard on making almost 4 full days of content available for the enterprise track and have lined up great sessions and speakers. This is ground zero for anyone who considers themselves a LiveCycle developer. Please also check out the discount available via the Google LiveCycle Developers list.

Organizing a track at MAX is hard. I now have 1163 emails in my MAX 2007 folder and already almost 100 in my Adobe MAX 2008 folder. Thanks to Charlton Barreto the Enterprise and Collaboration track is on track.

Yes - we are maxed out. Puns intended....

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Convergence - Web 2.0::Television 2.0

Today is an important milestone in the journey to converge digital media streaming through the Internet. Adobe announced it upgraded its Flash Player with support for the H.264 video-encoding standard and improved audio-compression technology. The changes are astounding! Don't believe me, click on the screen below to experience it. You may have to download the new player first.

Code named "Moviestar," the Flash Player upgrade permits the playback of video encoded using the same standard deployed in Blu-ray and HD DVD high-definition video players for increased compression without quality degradation. It is currently available in beta as a free download, and the final version is expected this fall.

What this means:

Full-screen, TV broadcast quality images over the Internet. It really has to be experienced to be believed.