March 19, 2001

Microsoft moves to turn .Net into a reality

Author: JT Smith

TheStandard: "Bill Gates will announce a blitzkrieg campaign to
transform Microsoft (MSFT) 's much-ballyhooed .Net Web
services initiative from an abstract technical notion into a
concrete business idea.

According to a source familiar with the project - code-named
Hailstorm - it is enormously ambitious, aiming to build a
community of Web service users that dwarfs AOL's 32 million
strong membership base."

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