Deja view: I saw Adobe Breeze VoIP back in April 2005

 Om, Tom, Alec, Andy and other thought leaders are real excited about rumors that Adobe is exploring ways to integrate VoIP technology into its Acrobat Connect Professional Web conferencing software. The legacy name for this platform is Macromedia Breeze.

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Om, Tom, Alec, Andy and other thought leaders are real excited about rumors that Adobe is exploring ways to integrate VoIP technology into its Acrobat Connect Professional Web conferencing software. The legacy name for this platform is Macromedia Breeze.

Adobe's purchase of Macromedia in April, 2005 brought utilities such as Breeze and Flash into the Adobe stable.

When I read their posts today, I went to myself, "self, didn't you write something awhile back envisioning something like these rumors that are being banded about today/"

Well, I hate love to be an I-told-you so, but yessiree, Bobs and Bobbettes, I sure did. Back on April 18, 2005- almost 1.5 years ago- I wrote:

As we report today, desktop publisher Adobe Systems is buying multimedia platforms and software developer Macromedia for $3.4 billion.

I believe this combination could have interesting potential for the development of VoIP applications.

"Why," you ask.

Well, I am thinking about Macromedia Breeze,an online meetings tool that offers VoIP audio and video broadcast options.

Now what if Breeze were integrated with some of Adobe's sophisticated video authoring and editing tools, such as Adobe Premiere?

Or, equally as interesting, what about some sort of integration of Breeze with future versions of the content authorship and design metatool Adobe Creative Suite?  

You could have all sorts of rich media applications playing within VoIP videoconferencing.

Not that this wouldn't happen through other partnerships,but the point is, that once this merger goes down, all this expertise will be under one roof. That is,if these two companies play their cards right and seamlessly integrate.

OK, back to the present day.. what type of integration/builds/services would you like to see between these tools and VoIP?