Jul 13 2004

Macromedia Flash Video brings Microsoft and Apple together (sort off)

Published by at 16:27 under Wayback Archive

Nice to see how Microsoft uses Macromedia Flash Video to promote it’s new Office version for Apple’s Mac platform. Macromedia brings Microsoft and Apple together 😉

Another nice Flash Video presentation linked to from Microsoft’s homepage is their Taste Of Tomorrow. Despite some reports on other weblogs and mailinglists, I am actually not convinced that these presentations are served through a Macromedia Flash Communication Server backend.

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  1. Peter says:

    I’m beginning to doubt if that “Taste of Tomorrow” presentation is powered through Flash Communication Server.

    They are likely using some FLV video in the visualisation section but I think its done as progressive download through HTTP, don’t see another compelling reason why they’d check for the Flash 7 player.

  2. Waldo Smeets says:

    Same thoughts here. Also, the preloader takes too long in my opinion. I don’t think this would have to be the case if it was FCS driven.

  3. Jim Richards says:

    What is amazing is that everything looks better on a Mac! and even when Microsoft does a presentation for Mac people they design it with apple touch!
    Very good job!