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C# for Java Developers by Adam Freeman, Allen Jones

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Goals of .NET

Microsoft has been successful in the desktop operating systems and applications market for many years but has yet to achieve similar success in the areas of large-scale enterprise and Internet systems, highly distributed systems, and devices. The .NET initiative is Microsoft’s attempt to make greater inroads into these markets.

Microsoft .NET is an ambitious initiative with the goal of providing an integrated platform for the creation, distribution, and execution of applications. While Microsoft .NET is a general-purpose development platform, it has been designed from inception to use many open Internet standards and offers strong support for highly scalable distributed applications, in particular XML Web services.

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