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Mobile Features in Captivate 7 [Review]

The release of Adobe Captivate 7 has introduced a number of new features and even more updates/enhancements. There is an obvious emphasis on mobile. With this review, I’m deciding to comment/critique Captivate 7 from a mobile-oriented viewpoint. I won’t be commenting on the host of features that benefit all mediums (like Shared Actions, Tin Can integration, Interactions, etc.). If you’re interested in all the features of Captivate 7, check out this page. Ease of Use One of my favorite things … Continue reading

Presentation on OOP and JavaScript

Below are the slides and files I used during a presentation about Object Oriented Programming and JavaScript for the Twin Cities .NET Forum last night. JavaScript and OOP from easelsolutions You can download the demonstration files here.

The many uses for Adobe Connect

If you aren’t familiar with Adobe Connect, it might be time to take a look. It’s likely that adding Adobe Connect save you money and help your company work smarter, not harder. Whether you’re in the government, healthcare, the wine industry, or make cookies, there’s a use case for you.  Below are a some videos to give you an overview of a few ways Adobe Connect can help.  Let us know if you want a more customized demonstration of what … Continue reading

Your 2012 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year where you look at all the areas of your life that could use improvement and set some goals. Of course, you have the obligatory eat better, lose weight, learn to play the trombone, etc. However, one area that’s often overlooked is your professional skill set. A good friend/colleague of mine, Danny Patterson, once said: We often spend so much time cutting down trees that we forget to sharpen the axe. While he might not … Continue reading

Mobile Development for the Masses- Part Deux

There’s no way around it.  The public at large is embracing mobile technology with a vengeance and as a result, businesses have to adapt and follow suit. The challenge that many businesses are facing with the mobile revolution is “Where do I start?”  A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post explaining the various mobile development options.  These options range from repurposing existing web content to creating a mobile app. So, which option is right for you?  What are … Continue reading

HTML5, Flash and Adobe

If you haven’t heard, Adobe Systems announced they will “no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations.” First, let’s understand what this means: Future devices will no longer be able to view Flash content in a web browser. For Flash developers, this really doesn’t change anything.  Before I explain why this doesn’t change anything, I want to say (and I’ll reiterate) that you can still use Flash Professional and Flash Builder to make … Continue reading

Slides from the October MN.swf Meeting

We had another great MN.swf meeting.  Adam Zucchi started things off talking about his mobile development experience and showed a lot of techniques he used to overcome some obstacles (showed lots of code too!).   Then Zara Gonzalez talked about her lessons-learned with four super cool mobile applications (also displayed her obsession with monsters…hehe). I ended the meeting with a lightning round of announcements from Adobe MAX.  My slides were packed full with links to more information. Here’s the slide deck … Continue reading

Adobe Connect 8 + Windows 8

I couldn’t resist the urge to download the developer release of Windows 8.  The OS looks awesome.  I followed a few easy instructions to get it running in Virtual Box on my laptop (didn’t have another computer to install it on).  Every thing worked like a charm.  Then I thought, “I wonder if something like Adobe Connect works out of the box with Windows 8?”  The Flash Player and Connect Add-in installed perfectly.  Sure enough, screen sharing worked like a … Continue reading

Adobe Connect Mobile: Device Harmony

Adobe Connect brings people together.  Whether you are video conferencing, sharing your desktop, conducting an online training session, or hosting an online Fantasy Football Draft (yes, I’ve used it for that), Adobe Connect brings people together.  You’d expect the same to be true from the mobile side.  Adobe Connect Mobile is available for Android, BlackBerry’s PlayBook, and yes, iPhones and iPads.  It doesn’t matter your platform.  All devices communicating in perfect harmony! Check out my Connect Meeting complete with mobile … Continue reading

Is web conferencing right for you?

Last week Easel Solutions hosted an exhibitor booth at Infotec, an annual business technology conference put on by the AIM Institute in Nebraska. Over the course of two days, I spent a significant amount of time speaking to conference attendees about the new features in Adobe Connect 8, Adobe’s enterprise web conferencing solution.  I had a blast watching people’s expressions as I demonstrated Connect’s multimedia capabilities and collaboration tools and was amazed at the different ways that attendees saw themselves using web conferencing.   One … Continue reading