Macromedia said Monday that it will support Microsoft's .Net platform by making its products, including tools, servers and players, interoperable with the initiative. To that end, Macromedia said its Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev will be complementary to Visual Studio .Net, and that future versions of Macromedia Flash Player and ColdFusion will fully support the .Net framework.
The next major release of Macromedia ColdFusion, code-named "Neo," will also interoperate with Microsoft .Net platform technologies through support for XML (Extensible Markup Language) Web services and Microsoft .Net servers. Microsoft's .Net initiative covers a range of technologies, but is basically designed to help software interoperate. It uses XML, a Web standard for online data exchange.