Chapter 1. Introduction to .NET

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What’s in a Name?

Most Windows administrators are familiar with at least some of Microsoft’s server products. You’ve probably at least heard of Microsoft SQL Server, and there’s a strong probability that your organization uses Microsoft Exchange Server. Originally, all of those server products were collectively known as BackOffice Servers. The term BackOffice implied that the servers were primarily used to support background business functions, such as data storage or electronic messaging. Microsoft actually produced a standalone product called ...

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