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#1 2017-01-26 05:27:08

cuc1438338040

Adobe Connect without Flash Player

Dear all:

I would like to know the roadmap of Adobe Connect based in html instead of Flash
For attendees the 9.5.7 allows it buy not for the Connect Owner.

My best regards.

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#2 2017-01-26 06:58:22

alistairlee

Re: Adobe Connect without Flash Player

There's nothing we can announce at this time in terms of specific dates - but we've recently written a blog and whitepaper about the overall strategy around HTML5 here: http://blogs.adobe.com/adobeconnect/2016/06/adobe-connect-and-html5.html

I should also mention that users without Flash can use the current version of Adobe Connect. When attempting to join a meeting, they'll be prompted to download the add-in.

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#3 2017-07-25 09:13:56

cuc1500991196

Re: Adobe Connect without Flash Player

Given somewhat recent changes with Chrome's handling of Flash, having external collaborators and clients join Connect meetings has become arduous and yields a poor and frustrating user experiencing. The writing has been on the wall for a very long time and we at a point where the inability to successfully access a Connect environment from any major web browser (ar at the very least one as pervasive as Chrome) is paramount to the viability of the Connect platform.

We've hung on as long as we can, but have given up the ghost with respect to Connect's ability to pace current user trends. Subsequently we will be moving to a platform that is admittedly less capable, but far more user friendly. Ultimately the added functionality Connect provides is only of value if users can easily access a Connect space without having to reconfigure browsers which is the now the current state of affairs in Safari and Chrome.

Chrome is the most most apparent in that the persistent loop which requests the user to download the plug in only to have  Chrome fail to recognize it is installed and to continually ask to install the plugin leaves the user in a frustrating and never ending loop. Mind you, Chrome currently enjoys a commanding 59.49% of market share with the next closest browser being IE with only 16.84% should be a larger concern for Adobe than it has expressed or acted upon.

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#4 2017-07-25 11:59:39

Jorma_at_Elpis

Re: Adobe Connect without Flash Player

Well, your thoughts have good timing. These announcements were released today:

Flash's final road map: https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2 … pdate.html

Adobe Connect's plans to move forward without Flash: http://blogs.adobe.com/adobeconnect/201 … layer.html

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#5 2017-07-25 14:59:33

AKColorado

Re: Adobe Connect without Flash Player

cuc1500991196 wrote:

Given somewhat recent changes with Chrome's handling of Flash, having external collaborators and clients join Connect meetings has become arduous and yields a poor and frustrating user experiencing. The writing has been on the wall for a very long time and we at a point where the inability to successfully access a Connect environment from any major web browser (ar at the very least one as pervasive as Chrome) is paramount to the viability of the Connect platform.

We've hung on as long as we can, but have given up the ghost with respect to Connect's ability to pace current user trends. Subsequently we will be moving to a platform that is admittedly less capable, but far more user friendly. Ultimately the added functionality Connect provides is only of value if users can easily access a Connect space without having to reconfigure browsers which is the now the current state of affairs in Safari and Chrome.

Chrome is the most most apparent in that the persistent loop which requests the user to download the plug in only to have  Chrome fail to recognize it is installed and to continually ask to install the plugin leaves the user in a frustrating and never ending loop. Mind you, Chrome currently enjoys a commanding 59.49% of market share with the next closest browser being IE with only 16.84% should be a larger concern for Adobe than it has expressed or acted upon.

Well said. We are actively searching for a replacement for Connect because users with company issued iPads/iPhones cannot watch recordings on their devices. Adobe should be ashamed at the way they have ignored this tool

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#6 2017-07-26 12:43:33

Sergio

Re: Adobe Connect without Flash Player

We are an on-premise account running version 9.5.7.  Due to a recent security bulletin, we will have to upgrade to version 9.6.2.  Due to the issues with Chrome/Safari articulated above, we can either give updated guidance on browser settings or deploy the Meeting Add-In.    WRT Chrome, version 60 has been released.  This means that allowing Flash has to be done on a site by site basis only.  You can no longer allow Flash to be enabled for all sites.  This will make it even more problematic for end users.

WRT meeting add-in, this can be implemented globally from Connect Central, or we can provide instructions to meeting hosts on how to force installation of the meeting add-in via their meeting URL.   If we go down the path of deploying the meeting add-in globally, we have to determine how best to manage the installation (antivirus exclusions, unmanaged/managed client installations for Windows/Mac).  There's also the unknown aspect of what the new client side requirements will be for Connect 9.7.  It's a lot of work for functionality that's about to change dramatically in the short term

I'm inclined to avoid requirement of the meeting add-in globally.   It would be helpful to get additional perspective on this from a reseller or Adobe.

Thanks,
Sergio

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