Software As a Service

In the traditional sense of the word, a service is a feature available for public subscription. An example of such a service is Caller ID. In today’s Web context, some of the services that we can subscribe to are e-mail and newsletters. .NET tries to treat all software as services. For example, today, if you need a word processor on your machine, you probably procure it on a CD and then install it yourself. After .NET, the word processor can be available as a subscription service on the Internet, which then can be installed on your computer. Better still, the word processor can run directly off the Internet, and you can pay only for the features of the service that you use.

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