September 24, 2007 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Web hosting provider DiscountASP.NET has launched a free .NET 3.5 Framework hosting beta program, the company announced today. The program utilizes the latest Microsoft Windows 2008 Server (Longhorn) and Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7). The combined IIS7 and ASP.NET 3.5 hosting plan is available to all DiscountASP.NET customers at no additional cost.
.NET Framework 3.5 expands on the previous versions with Language Integrated Query (LINQ) and new tools for developers to simplify building applications using Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation.
"DiscountASP.NET is committed to innovation in the ASP.NET hosting niche and being an early adopter for new .NET technology, explained Takeshi Eto, DiscountASP.NETs VP Marketing. Now, our customers can begin experimenting with .NET Framework 3.5 in a live hosted environment. We are also excited to offer our customers with some features that they have been asking for - like LINQ and FastCGI."
A Microsoft Gold Certified partner, DiscountASP.NET is an award-winning, innovative leader in Microsoft Windows-based shared hosting, focused on providing the best value in ASP.NET and SQL database hosting. The companys customers can enable their free beta .NET 3.5 hosting accounts instantly via their hosting control panel. This beta hosting program will continue until the final version of Windows Server 2008 is officially released.