Macromedia Backstage Internet Studio 2 is an early "Studio" software suite for Windows 95 and NT that was released in the first quarter of 1997. It is the second (and last) major version of Backstage from Macromedia after its acquisition of the developer, iBand, on March 13, 1996.
- Macromedia Backstage Designer Plus
- Macromedia Backstage Manager
- Macromedia Backstage Server
- Backstage Object Library
- Macromedia AppletAce
- Macromedia Shockwave with a library of Shockwave movies
- Macromedia xRes SE
- O'Reilly WebSite from O'Reilly & Associates (archived 1996-10-17)
- Clip art and templates from Nova Development (archived 1996-12-22)
Backstage Internet Studio 2 was available in two editions:
- Desktop Edition: (US$299) connects to common desktop databases, such as Borland Paradox, dBase, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and FoxPro. This edition superseded version 1.0 of Macromedia Backstage Desktop Studio 1.0.
- Enterprise Edition: (US$999) connects desktop databases, as well as client-server databases, such as Informix, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase SQL Server. This edition superseded version 1.0 of Macromedia Backstage Enterprise Studio.
- Desktop apps get more Web tools by Pardhu Vadlamudi at Info World. 1996-12-16.
- Macromedia goes Backstage, CNET. 1996-03-13.
- Macromedia constructs new Backstage by Carol Silwa at Network World. 1996-12-09.
- What is Backstage?, Macromedia. Archived 1997-03-29.
- The Word on Backstage, Macromedia. Archived 1997-03-29.
- Backstage Internet Studio 2 at Macromedia (archived 1997-03-29)
- New Features in Backstage Internet Studio 2.0 (archived 1997-03-29)
- Macromedia Backstage Internet Studio 2 at the Macromedia Wiki
- 7 Steps to a Backstage Internet Studio 2 Website by David W. Boles at Web Techniques (1996-12)
- Macromedia Announces Backstage Internet Studio 2.0 at PowerTools New Products News (1996-12-09)
- Backstage's second act is a hit by Mike Heck at Info World (1997-02-10)