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Microsoft's all wrapped up in .Net

roundup Visual Studio.Net gets an upgrade, while Gates and Co. work to jump-start Web services.

Microsoft builds new tools for battle and bulks up its troops at the same time. Visual Studio.Net gets an update this fall, with promises of better security and performance. Meanwhile, the company throws big money and manpower at the challenges of .Net and Web services.

Microsoft hones .Net tools for battle
A revamped suite of Visual Studio.Net development tools will be released this fall, with more updates to follow.
July 25, 2002 
Redmond ready to hire 5,000 workers
Microsoft plans to increase its research and development budget by 20 percent and hire 5,000 new workers in the coming year.
July 25, 2002 
Gates: Slow going for .Net
Microsoft acknowledges that its software strategy has been slow to catch on and lays out a plan to move it forward.
July 24, 2002 
Building bridges to Apache
The software heavyweight is set to take an important step toward expanding the appeal of its .Net software plan by announcing a link to the Apache Web server.
July 24, 2002 
Cozying up to Oracle
Hoping to broaden the appeal of its .Net software plan, the tech giant is improving links between its products and those of its rival.
July 23, 2002