Microsoft .net as an application server

The next version of Windows promises to offer a viable alternative to Java-based application servers. Can Microsoft succeed?

The next version of Windows promises to offer a viable alternative to Java-based application servers. Can Microsoft succeed?

The application server market is dominated by Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) software. Non-J2EE offerings are in a distinct minority. The most noteworthy
exception to this rule and, certainly, the most serious challenge to J2EE dominance at present, is Microsoft.

The .net framework from Microsoft is an integral part of its latest flagship server operating system - Windows .net Server. The release candidate is due to ship in summer 2002. To win over the Java alternative, Butler Group believes Microsoft either needs to leverage the Windows desktop penetration, or guarantee it will be able to outperform Java consistently.

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Take a look at NetFluid the fastest and open source application server for .net :D
http://www.netfluid.org/

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