Tipping Point: Does Windows Server 2003 Signal the End of the Web Application Server? "The Windows Server 2003 marketing team faces an interesting challenge: The product is something of a chameleon, relative to today's market segmentation models. It's an operating system, an application platform, a Web application server, a transaction processing engine, a real-time communication server, a document and Web content management server, and much more. Need digital rights management? It's in there. Advanced, automated deployment and management services? Built in. Distributed component middleware for multi-tier applications and server farms? Part of the package. Component-oriented relational database integration? No extra charge. Can it magically restore your IT budget levels from 1999? Will it forever vanquish the free/open source threat to Microsoft? No, but you should continue reading anyway."
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