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eWeek: Microsoft.Net: Integration to the max

Jun 23, 2000, 00:14 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Federation. Orchestration. Whatever Microsoft Corp. calls it, "integration" is the watchword for its next generation of products and services. ...Microsoft's point was clear: Without integration, Microsoft's .Net strategy won't work."

"Integration is one of the main bones of contention in the DOJ vs. Microsoft case, and Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson has made it clear he wants Microsoft to be required to stop integrating its products -- and the company itself. "We are taking elements of the user interface and programming model, and nicely and tightly integrating them, first into the client, and then into the server," Microsoft CEO and President Steve Ballmer told attendees."

"On Thursday, Microsoft rechristened its entire product line going forward with .Net-based names. The Whistler and follow-up releases of Windows are now called Windows.Net; the Visual Studio 7 Microsoft tool suite is now Visual Studio.Net. The release of Office, due out in 2002 or later, becomes Office.Net; and the next release of Microsoft Network, due out after 2001, is now MSN.Net."

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