We distilled information from several sources for this chapter:
"Microsoft .NET for Manufacturing: Extending the Enterprise Through Open Protocols"
".NET in the Real World"
".NET Framework Product Overview"
Other Whitepapers and articles are available on Microsoft Technet and MSDN.
You will find a range of information about .NET on the following Microsoft Web sites:
This is the primary site for Microsoft .NET information. It includes information for developers, IT professionals, and businesses about the advantages of .NET. There are also links to more Microsoft Web sites focused on key .NET technologies, product offerings, and activities.
This Web site is the Microsoft source for .NET information, tools, and technologies for developers worldwide.
This site contains product information about Visual Studio .NET.
This Web site consists of information about Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).
This site contains information about ASP.NET, Microsoft's Active Server Pages programming tools for .NET.
This Web site contains hundreds of tutorials and code samples that demonstrate ASP.NET and .NET Framework.
This site includes information about XML.
This Web site comprises product information about Microsoft .NET Enterprise Servers.
This site consists of information about Microsoft .NET My Services
This Web site covers information about .NET Passport.