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TechWeb: First Taste Of .Net Available

Nov 20, 2000, 15:07 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner, John Webster)

"Microsoft Corp. this week... made available advance copies of Visual Studio .Net, which is the next version of its Visual Studio developer tool set. The company also shipped the first beta version of the .Net Framework, which consists of runtime class libraries and other components essential to building and deploying applications over the Internet."

"It remains to be seen how committed Microsoft is to making .Net work across other platforms, said Meta Group analyst Will Zachmann. "Whether the runtime environment is going to be on Linux or Unix remains to be seen," Zachmann said. "If they're smart they will do that."

"However, not surprisingly, Microsoft officials said .Net applications will be optimized for Windows 2000. "Windows 2000 will have the most mature tools," said Michael Risse, general manager of Microsoft's .Net Solutions Group."

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