This first chapter of the book gives you an outline of each part and defines the scope of the e-business market to be addressed. The second chapter explains .NET in plain English. Ending Part One, the third chapter gives you a bird's eye view of the .NET Enterprise Servers. These products are exceedingly complex, offering a multitude of functions and features. We provide you with tables, descriptions and diagrams that show you the major features of each server product. These first three chapters provide a framework to guide you through the rest of the book.