January 25, 2002

Microsoft looks beyond the desktop

Author: JT Smith

BBC: "At the moment applications are built very much in a
tightly-coupled, monolithic fashion that isn't very
flexible," Mark Greatorex, director of Microsoft's .Net
developer group, told BBC News Online.

By contrast programs built
with .Net, and rival initiatives
such as Java Enterprise
Edition (J2EE), will happily
swap data across networks
from the moment they are
created."

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