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Infrastructure Technologies

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Designing an enterprise application requires choosing the right software infrastructure. Enterprise applications typically need to handle process requests from multiple remote sites, access data from a variety of data stores, and collaborate with other internal and external business applications. Microsoft's platform for building, deploying, operating, and integrating XML Web services is the .NET Platform. Integrating such complex systems is made simpler by using the server and infrastructure technologies available in the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Each of the Microsoft server products is designed and tested to provide mission-critical performance, reliability, availability, and scalability. Using these servers as a starting point, you can easily build Web applications as a collection of servers. Your application will reach the market quickly with the features and flexibility to adapt to future business requirements.

As you evaluate the feature requirements for your new application, consider leveraging the features and functionality available in Microsoft Windows Server System and various other infrastructure technologies. These technologies provide ready-to-use functionality for designing, constructing, deploying, and managing Web-based enterprise applications.

The following sections acquaint you with the Windows Server System and other infrastructure technologies that you can use in your enterprise application.

In This Section

Windows Server System
Describes the features of Windows Server System, including Microsoft Application Center 2000, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000, Microsoft Exchange Server 2000, Microsoft Commerce Server 2000, Microsoft Content Management Server 2001, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000, Microsoft Mobile Information 2001 Server, and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001.
Additional Server Products
Describes the features of other server packages and individual server products including Microsoft BackOffice Server, Microsoft Operations Manager, Microsoft Site Server, Microsoft Small Business Server, and Microsoft Systems Management Server.
Additional Infrastructure Technologies
Describes some other important infrastructure technologies, including Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), COM+, common language runtime, SOAP, and Extensible Markup Language (XML).

Related Sections

Designing Distributed Applications
Discusses important application design and programming issues.