Flash Platform Announcement

Macromedia announced its new strategy for the Flash platform. Here are links to some of the announcements:

Press releases
http://www.macromedia.com/macromedia/proom/

InformationWeek article this morning
http://www.informationweek.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=164300385

Flash Platform
http://www.macromedia.com/platform/

Flash Platform Developer Center
http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/flashplatform/

Maelstrom Capabilities
http://www.macromedia.com/software/flashplayer/maelstrom/

How does this affect Flex?

Not having tried Flex on the upcoming Flash player, I’m not sure. But keep in mind that Flex is a Flash application and wherever we can take advantage of the new Player’s capabilities, we surely will.