Adobe and Salesforce unite against Microsoft

October 27, 2009 | Author: Michael Stromann
Adobe Salesforce

Salesforce and Adobe announced about their strategical partnership, that supposes integration of their platforms and Adobe Flash+AIR. For Salesforce it means a huge step forward towards rich internet applications and desktop integration. So  now they can enhance these two features in competition against Microsoft S+S applications like Microsoft Online Services. And for Adobe - this is an attempt to enter the enterprise market and to strengthen its position against Microsoft Silverlight attack. The first joint product of the new alliance is Adobe Flash Builder for - integrated development environment  that allows to create flash-plugins for Salesforce CRM or stand-alone flash-applications, working on top of platform.

Besides, now developers can create applications working on Abobe AIR that serve as desktop-clients for cloud-based apps. And with the help of Adobe LiveCycle Data Services and Adobe SQLite (AIR local database) it's possible to sync data between desktop and web-server and store data locally. So, enabling offline access to cloud-application is now a quite easy task. Here is an example of AIR desktop app for


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Author: Michael Stromann
Michael is an expert in IT Service Management, IT Security and software development. With his extensive experience as a software developer and active involvement in multiple ERP implementation projects, Michael brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his writings. Having previously worked at SAP, he has honed his expertise and gained a deep understanding of software development and implementation processes. Currently, as a freelance developer, Michael continues to contribute to the IT community by sharing his insights through guest articles published on several IT portals. You can contact Michael by email