"Macromedia is committed to building products that enable our users to harness the power of the .NET Framework and XML web services," said Kevin Lynch, chief software architect, Macromedia. "The .NET Framework and web services are going to be a great environment for Macromedia customers to use our tools, servers, and players to deliver more powerful experiences across their platform of choice."
"It's great to see the innovation that Macromedia brought to web development being brought to Microsoft .NET," said Marie Huwe, general manager of the .NET Developer and Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft. "We believe that coupling the next generation of Dreamweaver UltraDev with .NET will benefit both companies' customers tremendously."
A future generation of Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev will be complementary to Visual Studio .NET, as the products use two different models to enable users to build dynamic web applications. The future generation of Dreamweaver UltraDev will enable developers to leverage familiar web development techniques to visually assemble complex .NET Framework web applications with simple drag-and-drop authoring.
Macromedia is also working to ensure future versions of Macromedia Flash Player and ColdFusion fully support the .NET Framework. Macromedia Flash Player already has rich XML support and web services integration that will simplify the authoring of powerful client applications. The next major release of Macromedia ColdFusion, code-named "Neo," will also interoperate with Microsoft .NET platform technologies through support for XML web services and Microsoft .NET servers.
ABOUT MICROSOFT .NET
The Microsoft .NET Platform is Microsoft's initiative for creating the next generation of software, which melds computing and communications in a revolutionary way. This vision offers developers, businesses and consumers the ability to harness technology on their terms and the tools they need to create truly distributed Web Services making information available any time, any place and on any device.
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