.NET is the Microsoft Web services strategy to connect information, people,
systems, and devices through software. Integrated across the Microsoft
platform, .NET technology provides the ability to quickly build, deploy,
manage, and use connected, security-enhanced solutions with Web services.
.NET-connected solutions enable businesses to integrate their systems more
rapidly and in a more agile manner and help them realize the promise of
information anytime, anywhere, on any device.
The Microsoft platform includes everything a business needs to develop and
deploy a Web service-connected IT architecture: servers to host Web services,
development tools to create them, applications to use them