Macromedia, Inc. announced Macromedia ColdFusion MX, a rapid server scripting environment for creating rich Internet applications. Macromedia ColdFusion MX, previously code-named “Neo,” brings ease of use and productivity of ColdFusion to a Java technology architecture. ColdFusion MX offers innovations for creating rich Internet applications and working with XML, web services, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. A preview release of Macromedia ColdFusion MX is immediately available (www.macromeda.com/go/cfmxdl). Macromedia Dreamweaver MX (also announced) offers complete support for ColdFusion MX features including enhanced code editing and development capabilities, integrated debugging, and visual layout and prototyping. The ColdFusion MX Server line is expected to ship in June. ColdFusion MX Server Professional Edition is $799 per server, with upgrades at $549; ColdFusion MX Enterprise Edition is $4999 per server, with upgrades at $2499. The ColdFusion MX Server line is specifically architected to integrate with the Microsoft .NET Framework. The ColdFusion MX for J2EE Application Servers product line is priced at $3399 per processor. Optimized versions of ColdFusion MX for Macromedia JRun, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and Sun ONE Application Server are expected to ship in the third calendar quarter of 2002. ColdFusion MX for BEA WebLogic Server is expected to ship later this year. www.macromedia.com

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