Server applications have never been faster than with the
.NET technology. Customers who have moved from ASP to ASP.NET are
seeing significant increases in speed on the order of 300 to
isolation and automatic version control of components can help prevent
versioning conflicts. With No-Touch Deployment, Digimaker built using
the .NET Framework can be deployed to a client or server machine simply
by copying the application directory to the target machine—no
registration is required.
Powerful, Granular Security
code access security can collect evidence about the origin and author
of an application, then combine that evidence with administrator-set or
default security policies to make fine-grained decisions about whether
to run that application or enable it to access a particular resource.
Integration with Existing Systems
The COM interop technology in the .NET Framework generates a
wrapper around your existing COM components and Windows-based
applications, such as Microsoft Office, enabling you to program against
them as though they were originally written using the .NET Framework.
The .NET Framework provides one unified programming model for
developing smart client and Web applications for both PCs and mobile
devices, such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and mobile phones.
Native XML Web Service Support
Designed from the ground up to support XML Web services, a model
for cross-platform, distributed computing based on standard protocols,
such as XML, SOAP, and HTTP. Web services can be used to integrate
applications running on different platforms, or to offer software as a
Flexible Content Access and Scalability
ADO.NET, is designed for today's Web-based style of data access.
Using ADO.NET, developers have the option of working with a
platform-neutral, XML-based cache of the requested data, instead of
directly manipulating the database. This approach to data access frees
up database connections and results in significantly greater
Web services provide a simplified mechanism to connect
applications regardless of the technology or devices they use, or their
location. The loosely coupled messaging approach supports multiple
connectivity and information sharing scenarios via services that are
self describing and can be automatically discovered.