Drilling Down on the .Net 1.1 Connection
When Microsoft officially releases Windows Server 2003 Thursday, it will do so with .Net Framework 1.1 embedded in the operating system.When Microsoft Corp. officially releases Windows Server 2003 Thursday, it will do so with .Net Framework 1.1 embedded in the operating system. But what does that give developers? According to some, very little. Thats because .Net Framework 1.1 does nothing in relation to the operating system code, they say. "There is a difference between a product that ships with the Common Language Runtimewhich is the essence of .Netand one that actually uses it," said one developer who requested anonymity. "Windows Server 2003 ships with .Net 1.1 but doesnt actually run any of its OS code within it." Others say advantages exist, albeit subtle ones. They are "subtle but important," said Andrew Brust, president of New York-based Progressive Systems Consulting Inc. Not only is the step of having to install Framework eliminated, but the move "signals further institutionalization of the .Net Framework for Windows Server-based development," Brust said.
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