Pasadena, California – (The Hosting News) – September 19, 2007 – ASP.net hosting and SQL hosting provider, DiscountASP.NET, has launched an upgraded .NET 3.5 Framework Hosting Beta Program, as an enhanced version of its IIS7 hosting beta program.
This latest Microsoft Windows 2008 Server (Longhorn) and Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7) application, 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.
Takeshi Eto, VP marketing at DiscountASP.NET remarked, ”DiscountASP.NET is committed to innovation in the ASP.NET hosting niche and being an early adopter for new .NET technology. 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.”
DiscountASP.NET 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.
This new development, comes on the heels of the company’s partnership with video tutorial resource for Microsoft developers, LearnVisualStudio.NET, to offer special promotions for consumers. Under this partnership, DiscountASP.NET customers can receive free monthly videos and a 20% discount on LearnVisualStudio.NET’s subscription fees to access the entire ASP.NET tutorial library. LearnVisualStudio.NET users can get 6 months free hosting for the first year of DiscountASP.NET’s base ASP.NET hosting annual plan.
LearnVisualStudio.NET offers over 100 hours of screen-cast videos covering ASP.NET, VB, C#, AJAX, ADO.NET and all things .NET that help developers build their skills, their careers and their future with video tutorials for beginners to seasoned veterans.
In addition, DiscountASP.NET received the 2007 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Web Hosting, from Visual Studio Magazine. The 2007 winners, which appear in the June issue, are chosen by Visual Studio Magazine’s readers and honor excellent software and services in 22 development categories. DiscountASP.NET also received the Visual Studio Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hosting in 2005 and the Best Hosting Merit Award in 2006.
DiscountASP.NET is a Microsoft Windows-based shared hosting provider, focused on ASP.NET and SQL database hosting. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and Microsoft ASP.NET Hosting Advantage Program featured member, DiscountASP.NET was one of the first hosts to launch ASP.NET 2.0 hosting and SQL 2005 database hosting.
For more information about DiscountASP.NET, please visit: www.discountasp.net.