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Why .NET framework is named as .NET? RRS feed

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  • Initially, the name was Next Generation Windows Services. Then why .net?
    • Edited by anuja111 Monday, February 6, 2017 6:09 AM
    Monday, February 6, 2017 6:08 AM

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  • Hi anuja,

    As my researching, here are some key points for you.

    1. .NET enabled Microsoft's marketing people to emphasise the "Network"-ing aspect of its technologies, and was also a reaction to the marketing blitz by Sun Microsystems in the late 1990s whose theme was "The network is the computer". The term "Dot-Com" was synonymous with the Internet that time, and "Dot-NET" was a play on that term.
    2. ".net Framework" - a new framework for writing web-enabled apps
    3. ".net web services" - a way of accessing Microsoft (and others') software over the web programmatically using open standards and protocols (anyone remember "Hailstorm"?)
    4. ".net enterprise servers" - a set of products which made bulding web-enabled applications easier.

    I suggest you refer the links below for more information.

    # Why was .NET called .NET?

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/628145/why-was-net-called-net

    # What does .NET stand for? Is it an acronym?

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1495287/what-does-net-stand-for-is-it-an-acronym

    Best Regards,

    Edward


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