NGWS


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NGWS

(Next Generation Web Services) An earlier name for Microsoft's .NET platform. See .NET Framework.
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With everyone seemingly caught up in cloud computing, I was struck by this quote from a CNN story: Microsoft's "newest Internet software and applications project, Next Generation Windows Services (NGWS), aims to provide services to businesses such as records storage, billing, personalization, voice-to-text translation and other capabilities delivered via the Internet rather than by way of a local server." Sounds like cloud-based computing, doesn't it?
While the assembled press was happy to finally hear a few details of NGWS, a palpable cloud of uncertainty hung over the event.
NGWS is not an operating system, but an assembly of tailored services for delivery to a variety of platforms using several Microsoft components running on remote web-based Blackcomb servers.