[technology taskforce] With Adobe Connect 9.5.2, Adobe Flash won't be required to attend Adobe Connect meetings

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 17:25:27 UTC 2016

Looks like with Adobe Connect 9.5.2, desktop users can access Adobe
Connect conferences WITHOUT requiring Adobe Flash to be installed.

I wonder if the Adobe Connect add-in is multiplatform, meaning would
it work on Windows, Mac and Linux?

>From http://blogs.adobe.com/adobeconnect/2016/02/flash-free.html

"Last year, we shared with you some of our plans for supporting HTML5
and other web standards. Since then, we’ve introduced features that:

- support HTML5 content from Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter in
virtual classrooms
- enable customers to easily create offline MP4 versions of their
recordings to support mobile devices
- incorporate a new Adobe Connect SDK to add support for
HTML5/Javascript versions of custom pods

Today, I’m pleased to announce a new update to Adobe Connect that
enables customers without Adobe Flash Player installed on their
computer to attend an Adobe Connect meeting, virtual classroom, or
webinar. Flash is no longer required.

With this latest update, customers who don’t have the Flash plug-in
installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download
and install the Adobe Connect add-in. Once installed, the add-in will
thereafter automatically launch for all Adobe Connect meetings. While
the underlying technology for an Adobe Connect meeting hasn’t changed
(at least, not yet), we believe this will further reduce any barriers
to entering an Adobe Connect meeting, virtual classroom, or webinar.

The new feature comes with the 9.5.2 update......In addition to
product optimizations and bug fixes, we’re also improving
accessibility in this latest version of Adobe Connect."

Dev Anand

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