Microsoft Corp. and Dassault Systemes announced that they will collaborate to support Microsoft’s Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) format in Dassault Systemes’ 3D XML format. XAML is the format for “Avalon”, the code name of the next presentation subsystem for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Avalon provides the foundation for building applications and high-fidelity experiences, blending together user interfaces, documents and media content while exploiting the full power of users’ computers. Avalon provides native support for declarative, markup-based programming with XAML. 3D XML is a universal, lightweight XML-based format that enables users to capture and share live, accurate 3D data quickly and easily. Dassault Systemes will use the 3D XML format in its entire line of products: CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SMARTEAM, SolidWorks and Spatial. Compatibility between 3D XML and XAML will enable users of 3D solutions to view, modify and customize 3D objects and take advantage of this 3D experience in any XAML-based application.,