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Windows DNA

(Distributed InterNet Architecture) An umbrella term for Microsoft's enterprise network architecture built into Windows 2000. It includes all the following components that collectively provide a Web-enabled infrastructure for an organization. The DNA moniker was coined in 1997 for Windows NT. The term is not often used except when Microsoft products are contrasted to the later .NET framework, in which case DNA means "prior to .NET." See .NET Framework.

Web Server and ASP
Internet Information Server provides the HTTP processing for the organization and supports Active Server Pages (ASPs) for dynamic processing of content from databases.

COM Objects
Microsoft's COM object technology is part of the Windows infrastructure and supported by all of Microsoft's development tools.

Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) and Microsoft Message Queue Server (MSMQ) provide the transaction and messaging services to support online transactions between users and programs and between programs.

AppCenter Server
AppCenter provides a variety of features for managing a large cluster of Web servers, including load balancing, fault tolerance, replication and testing tools.
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Windows DNA 2000 is Microsoft's platform for rapidly building and deploying next-generation e-commerce, line-of-business and Web solutions that easily integrate with customers, partners and existing applications.
is excited to be working with Harmony, a leader in analytics for e-businesses," said Chris Atkinson, vice president of Windows DNA and Web Services solutions, Microsoft.
Our relationship with Microsoft further demonstrates the ongoing commitment to our clients, and we are certain they will be as pleased as we are to conduct business on the Windows DNA 2000 platform and have Microsoft as a technology solution provider.
These tools provide comprehensive support for building all aspects of a multitier solution based on the Windows DNA 2000 platform.
Using Windows DNA 2000, including BizTalk Server 2000 and Visual Studio, developers can start delivering Web Services solutions to users today," Gates said.
The Windows DNA COM Component Authoring Program will serve two distinct objectives:
Microsoft believes that communicating with developers and IT professionals at Tech*Ed is an invaluable part of establishing Windows DNA as the premier platform for building next-generation Web solutions.
com and Windows DNA 2000 could save us millions of dollars by simply automating our procedures.
Developers can quickly build and deploy rich mobile applications using the core Windows DNA technologies as well as open Internet standards such as XML, HTTP, HTTPS with real-time, online, interactive access or application-controlled synchronization with centralized data and business logic over any wireless LAN or WAN, wired or dial-up connection.
With their Objective Studio 2000 release, Stingray offers a complete set of tools for Windows DNA developers," said Tod Nielsen, vice president of developer marketing at Microsoft.
IONA supports a diversity of languages, including Java and C++ and distributed computing technologies, including XML, SOAP, UDDI, EJB, J2EE, CORBA, Microsoft's Windows DNA 2000, IBM OS/390, CICS and IMS.
5 extends its core support for Visual C++, Visual Basic and Java by adding new support for Windows DNA 2000 and web technologies.

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