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The .NET Framework is Microsoft's platform for building applications that have visually stunning user experiences, seamless and secure communication, and the ability to model a range of business processes. The .Net Framework consists of:
- Common Language Runtime – provides an abstraction layer over the operating system
- Base Class Libraries – pre-built code for common low-level programming tasks
- Development frameworks and technologies – reusable, customizable solutions for larger programming tasks
By providing you with a comprehensive and consistent programming model and a common set of APIs, the .NET Framework helps you to build applications that work the way you want, in the programming language you prefer, across software, services, and devices.
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Line-of-business applications (LOB) are the critical link between the IT department and the business. The ability to securely and reliably store, centralize, manage and distribute data out to users is key to these LOB applications. SQL Server 2008 provides businesses with a high performance database platform that’s reliable, scalable, and easy to manage. SQL Server 2008 R2 builds on the 2008 release and helps IT departments provide even more cost-effective scalability on today’s most advanced hardware platforms using familiar SQL Server administration tools.
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