[REBOL] Re: MS .Net pricing ...
From: jseq:mediaone at: 24-Oct-2001 8:13
Hosting a secure service is expensive - MS says they're barely covering
costs on .NET, and I don't doubt this.
For $100/mo you get 170 million passport users for your site who don't have
to go through a #@$% registration screen.
As much as I don't want to see their monopoly extended to web services, I
don't think it will fail because of pricing or their oh-so-sleepy
competitors (Magic Carpet and Liberty Alliance's less proven vapor-ware).
As Carl pointed out, trust/security is a more likely risk for them.
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> Behalf Of Petr Krenzelok
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:57 AM
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> Subject: [REBOL] MS .Net pricing ...
> OSNews.com bring info about MS .Net pricing. Although I don't understand
> it correctly, I think that prices are pretty high ...
> Microsoft is moving along with the deployment of .NET by announcing the
> first details of what it will charge software developers to build
> applications linked to its .Net My Services Web services plan. For
> entry-level, small-scale applications, Microsoft will charge developers
> $1,000 a year for access to .Net My Services and $250 per application
> they create. For standard use, which Microsoft expects will involve the
> majority of users, Microsoft will charge $10,000 per year for using .Net
> My Services and $1,500 per application.
> Entire article can be found at: