Microsoft is moving along with the deployment of .NET by announcing the first details of what it will charge software developers to build applications linked to its .Net My Services Web services plan. For entry-level, small-scale applications, Microsoft will charge developers $1,000 a year for access to .Net My Services and $250 per application they create. For standard use, which Microsoft expects will involve the majority of users, Microsoft will charge $10,000 per year for using .Net My Services and $1,500 per application.
Developers Discover the Cost of .Net
2001-10-24 .NET 10 Comments
If it’s costing more than my 2 cents… it’s too much!!!
And I thought AmigaDE SDK was a donkey rape!
For non-enterprise uses I don’t see how anybody can justify these prices.
I think I’ll use REBOL instead of paying $250 for writing “Hello World” for .Net 🙂 🙂 🙂
The Amiga SDK is very cheap at only 100 dollars and allows you to develop software not only software for the new line of Amiga computers but for a whole scala of upcoming AmigaDE enabled devices aswell! The SDK includes 3rd party marterial and thus isn`t allowed to be offered for free by Amiga Inc.
To gain access to the latest version of the AmigaDE development environment you need to sign a NDA though. You will be amazed by the quality, flexibility and effiency offered by the AmigaDE! If this thing takes of it could well spark a true digital revolution. 🙂
Can somebody tell M$ that they are going down with their .NET philosophy? They should just stick at doing a “proper” OS and leave the applications domain to the rest of us.
“I can’t believe all that started way back with Bill Gates copying Altair’s BASIC and then proclaiming it was his!”
MS is more in application business than in OS development.
Geeks on OSNews usually see only one part of M$ (and it’s their best part IMHO).
M$ is posing .NET as an alternative/successor to Java. Of course
the ultimate goal is wolrd domination, but it’s not a news.
As for price for .NET – I see it as M$ is worrying about other revenue incomes
(like selling XP and Win2K etc., Office) – business clients can’t keep up with updates, many still running Win95, not even Win98. You know, MS engineers have children too and they are hungry.
And don’t forget – this is M$ way of licensing. Once your computer is connected it will report to mothership it’s id.
Say ‘NET’ to .Net, “NO” to .No, “NIHT” to “.Niht”, “NON” to .Non and whatelse comes from Microsoft.
I’ve never seen an appropriate description of WTF .Net is. Why would it appeal to anyone to pay this price? What would they get from it?
The costs announced are for subscribing to .Net My Services (previously announced as HailStorm). This is not the SDK (.Net Framework SDK), or the development environment (Visual Studio.Net or any number of third party IDEs and compilers that will be available). It’s simply hosting and services provided by MS, mostly aimed at corporations looking to reduce development time for specialized services (either internal or to the corporation’s customers) which will be helped by the services MS is offering. This includes a lot of instant messaging, email, web hosting, application servers, file servers, calendar products, passport authentication, contact lists, and so on (there’s a list at http://www.microsoft.com/myservices/services/userexperiences.asp ).
There’s a big difference between the different .Net offerings, though they can all be tied together in different ways. The biggest problem, though, is trying to get users and managers to understand which part you’re talking about, and MS isn’t very good at getting the press to understand.
now, if the damn terrorists are determined to take down a symbol of american consumerism and power, why didn’t they do the rest of us a favor in the process and fly into M$ HQ when gates happened to be there?? the folks at the WTC never hurt anyone!
Poor taste in comment, dude.