Last year, Adobe shared their plans to support HTML5 and other web standards. Since then, they’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
Flash is no longer required.
Adobe has now announced the latest update to Adobe Connect – enabling customers without Adobe Flash Player installed on their computer to attend an Adobe Connect meeting, virtual classroom, or webinar.
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, Adobe believe this will further reduce any barriers to entering an Adobe Connect meeting, virtual classroom, or webinar, and make it much easier to engage with new audiences.
The new feature comes with the 9.5.2 update which also includes some other new features.
Customers will now have the ability to move a seminar room to a different license. That means that if you were originally expecting 100 registrants for your webinar and you get 1,000 – you can move your room to a l,000 capacity license folder without changing the URL or any other event details.
In addition to product optimisations and bug fixes, this new update has means Adobe Connect will become more accessible.
While version 9.5.2 is a minor update, Adobe says they continue to evolve the product based on users’ feedback. we can look forward to more exciting updates coming this year.