.NET Framework and Common Language Runtime (CLR)
| .NET is a set of initiatives by Microsoft to define a new generation of tools, clients, servers, and services. .NET is Microsoft's infrastructure for the development and deployment of XML Web Services based on industry standards—SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, and XML. .NET comprises a virtual execution environment—garbage collector for memory safety, Just-In-Time compiler (JIT), strong typing, strong versioning—and a large runtime library.
.NET Framework Entry Points