Thousands of Software Developers See .NET Technologies in Action – Stories

BillGates,Microsoftchairmanandchiefsoftwarearchitect,speaksattheProfessionalDevelopersConference2001。

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Some16monthsafterunveiling。

NET,MicrosoftChairmanandChiefSoftwareArchitectBillGatesannouncedinhiskeynotetodaythatMicrosoftisdeliveringon。

NETamidsurgingsupportfromthedevelopercommunity。

PDCattendeeswillgohomewithreleasecandidatesofMicrosoftVisualStudio。

NETand。

NETFramework,thecoredevelopmenttoolsandprogrammingmodelforthe。

NETplatform。

Attendeeshavealsoreceivedtechnicalpreviewsforawiderangeofforthcoming。

NETtechnologies,includingthefirstdevelopersreleaseof。

NETMyServices(formerlycodenamedHailStorm)andthe。

NETCompactFramework,whichbrings。

NETtoavarietyofsmartdevices。

GatescalledondeveloperstousethesetoolstocreateanewgenerationofdistributedapplicationsbuiltonXMLWebservices。

Gatesemphasizedthatdevelopersarealreadyusing。

NETtodeliversolutionstoday。

Heannouncedthatmorethan5,000developershadsignedupforASP。

NETGoLivelicenses,enablingthemtodeployproductionsolutionsonthebetareleaseofthe。

NETplatform。

Atthesametime,over2。

5milliondevelopersareparticipatinginthebetatestingofVisualStudio。

NETandthe。

NETFramework。

MicrosoftitselfisrunninganumberofmajorInternetservicesbuiltwith。

NETplatformtechnologies,includingMSNMusic,MSNeShop,MSNYellowPages,UDDI,Microsoft。

comSearch,gotdotnet。

comandOfficeUpdate。

Gatesalsopointedoutthatanentireindustryecosystemhasemergedsupporting。

NET,includingbooks,academicprograms,componentvendors,hostingservices,magazines,programminglanguages,professionaltrainingclasses,usergroupsandintegrationpartners。

SincebeingthefocusoflastyearsMicrosoftdeveloperconference,XMLWebserviceshavetakencenterstageintheindustry。

Developersareusing。

NET,MicrosoftsplatformforXMLWebServices,totakeadvantageofnewindustryopportunities,whilemakinguseoftoolsandcompetenciesalreadyinplace。

Aconsistentprogrammingmodelanddevelopmenttoolsthatspanclients,serversandservicesenablesaconnectedworldwhereinformationgetscommunicatedandsharedacrossdevicesandorganizationalboundaries。

Withthe。

NETtechnologyandinfrastructure,Microsoftcontinuestodemonstrateindustryleadershipwhilepioneeringanewstandards-basedapproachforachievingonlinebusinesstransformation,saysKamranKheirolomoom,presidentandCEOofAvinon。

OurNetScenarioPlatformfullyintegrateswithMicrosoft。

NETsocompaniescanleverageXMLWebservicestodynamicallycreatedifferentiatedonlinebusinessservicesthatdelivermoretargetedvaluetocustomersandpartners。

Microsoftsmostcherishedaudiencehasalwaysbeenthedevelopmentcommunity,saysCharlesFitzgerald,generalmanagerofthePlatformStrategyGroupatMicrosoft。

Ourfocusisonprovidingtheinfrastructureandtoolstohelpmakedeveloperssuccessful,andwith。

NETwearetakingittoanotherlevel。

AtthePDC,Microsofthasshownhow。

NETempowersthedevelopercommunitytocapitalizeonthetangible,long-termbusinessvalueoftheInternet。

InthelastfiveorsixyearsoftheWebcraze,itwaskindofahardware-centricworld,Fitzgeraldobserves。

Peoplecaredabouthowbigtheirserverwasorwhatkindofroutertheyhad。

Nowtheyarerealizingthatsoftwareistheforemostwaytocreateandmaintainbothvalueanddifferentiationinthedigitaleconomy。

Atatimewhenbusinessesaremorefocusedthaneveronincreasingefficiency,reducingcostsandtimetomarket,andgrowingthetopandbottomlines。

NETistheplatformthatprovidesthebestagilityandproductivitytobuildsustainablebusinessvalueinsoftware。

Anditletsyouadvantageofexistingskillsandinvestments。

Wehavefoundthistobeacompellingbusinesspropositionfordevelopersandtheyarerespondingenmasse。

Attheconference,Microsofthasoutlinehowitsinvestmentin。

NETisfocusedonthreeessentialareas:XMLWebServices,ashifttobuildingdistributedapplicationsthatspanmultipletechnologiesandorganizations,andgreatuserexperiences。

The。

NETplatformbuildsonafoundationofXMLWebservices,providinganindustrystandardandInternetnativemechanismforinteroperabilityacrossplatforms。

Distributedapplicationsaddresstheshiftincomputingfromcentralizedsolutionstode-centralizedsolutionsthatrunacrossclient,serversandservicesandmayalsospanmultipleorganizations。

NETunlocksthecollaborativebenefitsofthesesolutionsandprovidesanewbreedofdevelopmenttoolsfororchestratingclients,serversandservicesintoonecommondirection。

AllofthisisaccomplishedusingopenInternetstandardsso。

NETsolutionscanextendthesebenefitsintoanyenvironmentthatutilizesthesestandards。

Greatuserexperiencesarefacilitatedvia。

NETbyhelpingdeveloperscreaterichenduservaluefortheirorganizations,customersandemployees。

NETenablesdeeperdigitalrelationshipswithcustomersviasmartclientsanduser-centricservices,suchas。

NETMyServices。

OftheannouncementsbeingmadeatPDCtoday,twoofthemostsignificantfordevelopersarethereleasecandidatesofVisualStudio。

NETand。

NETFrameworkandthedeliveryofthe。

NETMyServicesSDKtechnologypreview。

VisualStudio。

NETand。

NETFrameworkarethefundamentaldevelopertechnologiesfortakingadvantageofthenewworldofcomputingbasedonXMLWebservices。

Deliveryofthereleasecandidatesisthefinalmilestoneontheroadtorelease。



NETMyServicesbringsnewconvenienceandrichnesstoconsumersbyincreasingtheutilityandvalueofdevices,applicationsandtheInternetthroughgreatercustomizationbasedonpersonaldata。

Severalnewsolutionsutilizingthe。

NETMyServicesSDKarebeingpreviewedduringthePDCbyearlyadopters。

Thesecompanieshavereduceddevelopmentandoperationalcosts,andboostedcustomerrelationshipsthroughmorerelevant,personalizedandopt-inofferings。

Amongthemare:Accenture,CenterpostCorp。

(forUnitedAirlines),Expedia,GrooveNetworks,MicrosoftGreatPlainsBusinessSolutions,onboardinfo,OnyxSoftware,SiemensAG,Starbucks,theStateofWestVirginiaDivisionofNaturalResources,T-MobilInternationalMobileBusinessSolutions,Vis。

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