Microsoft .NET is a set of Microsoft software technologies for Web Services. Microsoft .NET is made up of three core components:

  1. .NET building block services
  2. .NET device software for devices such as mobile phones, pagers, and so on
  3. .NET infrastructure, which includes: 
  • .NET Framework - the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and .NET Framework class libraries
  • Microsoft Visual Studio.NET: Visual Basic .NET, Visual C# .NET, Visual C++ .NET, Visual FoxPro, and so on
  • Servers called .NET Enterprise Servers

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More information: .NET page on the Microsoft website.

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The Savvy Manager's Guide

is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide

by with David Dick

This is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and—more recently—Cloud Computing. The changes wrought by these technologies will require both a basic grasp of the technologies and an effective way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build and use the systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of both the changes that we are now seeing and ways to deal with issues created by those changes.