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Alireza-Nikseresht
Real User
CEO at Shiraz University
Oct 03 2019

What is most valuable?

For us, direct integration with Microsoft Windows is probably the most valuable feature.

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our efficiency in the time it takes to program a solution.

What needs improvement?

One thing that could improve Microsoft .NET Framework is to give it more flexibility. It is designed to work just on Windows. If it could run over Linux, over MAC, over… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

One advantage to Microsoft .NET Framework is that it is a free product and everyone can use it. It is a very good point about that product because it makes it friendly and… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I used C++ for my development and it wasn't over any framework. It was the mentality at the time. When I saw the benefit of using a framework like .NET, I saw… more»

What other advice do I have?

One piece of advice that I would give to people considering the use of this product is to use it because of several things: it is free of charge, it is fast, it is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate at least one other option before choosing Microsoft's .NET Framework. It was JAVA Bridge, but I prefer to use Microsoft .NET Framework because I only… more»
AndreasSemousu
Real User
Project Delivery Manager at Skhomo Technologies
Dec 21 2019

What is most valuable?

Cross-platform development is better than all of the other frameworks. When it comes to the user interface, the context is better than other tools because it is easier to use. You can still use C# in the developer infrastructure, which makes it far better and you don't have to learn a new language. For me, the cost is what is most important. We have an agreement with Microsoft to co-sell some of… more»

What needs improvement?

The pricing could be cheaper. They should have more training materials available that are specific to .NET. We spend a lot of money training our engineers. I think that it would be better if there was more training available to the partners who invest in Microsoft. At this time, the training is all over the place and there is no specific certification. This solution is not scalable with older… more»

What other advice do I have?

Small clients don't do their development internally. We have three of these types of clients. Small to medium-sized organizations don't have an environment because they are easy to develop with easy requirements. I would recommend this solution but it depends on the environment and what they want to do. If you do mobile applications, to avoid the headaches of doing development on multiple… more»
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Ashish-Kamat
Real User
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 07 2020

What is most valuable?

The .NET framework is a mature platform that is very helpful and saves time during the software development process. The IDE is quite helpful. There is a lot of very extensive documentation available.

How has it helped my organization?

We have been using this solution for development for a long time and it has proven to be helpful.

What needs improvement?

The price of the Enterprise version is quite high and can be improved. If Microsoft would provide a monthly subscription at a cost that a developer can afford then it would be really helpful. From a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a Community Edition that can be used free of charge, but the licensing cost for the Enterprise version is quite high. Some of the tools that are available in the Community Edition need a… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This product is really helpful when compared to other solutions such as open-source platforms. All of the tools are interlinked, rather than having individual tools for individual features. What… more»

What other advice do I have?

Talking from an application developer's perspective, this platform is very helpful because it provides a common development line across all of the products that Microsoft provides. This includes… more»
Real User
Principle System Developer at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Dec 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are web frameworks like MVC, Web API, and WCS.

How has it helped my organization?

Using this framework has enabled us to create services out of things things that we used to do manually. Not only has it made our lives easier, but it has increased productivity as well.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more pre-built features in the MVC framework because as it is now, it's very open and you have to develop your own controls in order to use it. It would be much easier for us if… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The Microsoft .NET Framework is free of charge, without licensing cost. The only cost is purchasing the hardware that it runs on.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are also using WebLogic Suite with SharePoint on the server-side.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who wants to use the Microsoft .NET Framework is to have the proper foundation before implementing the solution. This means that they should lay the architecture first, properly… more»
Consultant
System Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Business Process Manager (BPM) * Business Rules Engine (BRM) * Document Management System (DMS) * Automatic Release Deployment via PowerShell and Octopus * Integration Hub serving as Enterprise Service Bus * Metadata (i.e. compose… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product is evolving, based on the day-to-day needs of our customers and we are making sure to include maximum functionality to support their businesses. The main focus is on "more configuration and less coding," by using industry… more»

What needs improvement?

I think we need improvement in our BPM module so that can become more user-friendly for our customers. There is plenty of room in WWF for improvement to make the UI/UX better for the end user, so they are comfortable with the orchestration.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were previously using PowerBuilder and then switched because of industry demands for transformation into new technology.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it at eight out of 10, as we can perform plenty of improvements in all our current products and can improve the UI/UX to meet the needs of the client.
AbdulshukoorMohammed
Real User
General Manager Information Technology & Enterprise Applications Manager at OXFORD HOLDING
Dec 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the financial accounting.

What needs improvement?

This solution should include Power BI so that we don't have to use any third-party tools. Including business intelligence tools would allow for easy understanding and quick decision making. It will help as it is for summarizing all of the… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to Microsoft .NET, we used Oracle DPK. The problem with DPK is that it is old technology that was used ten or twelve years ago. It has some limitations regarding client-server models. We switched because .NET is a very flexible… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I recommend. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did have the option to go with PHP and Joomla, but we were concerned that it may not be available after a few years. When it comes to Microsoft technology, it is more stable and because they are a giant in technology, .NET will be an… more»
Andrew McFall III
Real User
Software Engineer at a tech company
Apr 08 2019

What is most valuable?

The addition of generics to handle common functionality across types, and the more recent upgrade of the dataset to the Entity Framework, has cut development time… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Coming out of C++, the .NET Framework simplified operations dealing with the allocation and deallocation of memory spaces and the additional processing resources. Adding… more»

What needs improvement?

* Stronger security with respect to cloud issues * Greater flexibility with data connections * Better control * Extensibility of the framework as a whole

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Do your homework. Consider the partnership program.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

With the advent of IoT, combined with cross-platform development, the .Net framework becomes much more versatile. We should begin to see apps scaling down in size, but… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.
Mohamed Abdel Rhman
Real User
R&D Supervisor at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the Domain Controller and the WBFS Manager. The integration services allow us to connect to resources like Oracle.

What needs improvement?

There are certain tools, such as Oracle, that this solution does not integrate well with. The performance is slow and the connection takes a long time. Better integration with other tools to make the operation faster would be an improvement.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I recommend, but the best versions to have are 3.5 and 4. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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Microsoft .NET Framework Questions

What is Microsoft .NET Framework?

.NET Framework is a software framework that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large class library named Framework Class Library (FCL) and provides language interoperability across several programming languages. Programs written for .NET Framework execute in a software environment named Common Language Runtime (CLR), an application virtual machine that provides services such as security, memory management, and exception handling. FCL and CLR together constitute .NET Framework.
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