The Adobe web team just announced that the Exchange just launched it’s first significant UI update in 4 years last night – in many respects a simple reversion from it’s circa-2003 Flash-based interface to a lean, mean and quick-loading HTML front end. Functionality and features are mostly the same as before, but now some of the long-standing issues with the venerable Flash UI (lack of scroll wheel support, faster load times, ability to print views, et al) have been addressed, and without requiring you to completely relearn the application.
The Adobe web team’s David Hatch talks a little more about the update in this forums thread, and notes that this is the first, interim release of several updates the web team will be making to the Exchange app based on extensive user research across the Adobe product communities they’ve been doing over the past few months. David’s also noted some current issues with the updated Exchange UI – be sure to visit the thread and let the web team know what you think – and of course report bugs you run into so they can be addressed downstream.
(Note: comments are closed in this post, as discussion is being centralized in David’s forum thread instead.)