Definition

Web Solution Platform (Distributed interNet Applications Architecture (DNA))

(In chemistry, DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid.)

Formerly known as DNA (Distributed interNet Applications Architecture), Microsoft's Web Solution Platform is a framework for fitting Windows and the PC into the 3-tier application concept.In addition to the Windows operating system and the Internet Explorer (IE) browser, Microsoft identifies these concepts, services, and products as part of its Web Solution Platform:

  • The Component Object Model (COM), including both:
    • Microsoft's own COM and related technologies
    • Industry specifications based on COM
  • Presentation Services (the mechanics of managing the user interface) including:
    • HTML and Dynamic HTML (DHTML)
    • Script languages
    • Components (such as windows, icons, task bars, and so forth)
    • Win32
  • Application Services
    • The Internet Information Server (IIS, part of the Windows NT Web server)
    • Microsoft Message Queue Server (MSMQ)
    • Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
  • Data Access Services
    • Universal Data Access (UDA)
    • ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
    • Object Linking and Embedding DB
  • Windows System Services
    • Directory
    • Security
    • Management
    • Networking and Communications
  • Other Tools
    • VisualStudio (a visual programming interface)
    • FrontPage (a WYSIWYG Web page building tool)
    • Microsoft BackOffice

Contributor(s): Robb Reid
This was last updated in September 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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