.NET will be top priority for IT teams in 2006

Posted on January 7, 2006

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QA, Training Company of the Year 2005, predicts that .NET development will be a top priority for IT departments in 2006, following its annual customer survey. Training decision-makers were asked to select five technology areas that would be of importance to their organisation in the next twelve months and .NET development was a run-away leader with over a third of the organisations rating it as one of their top priorities.

QA Principal Technologist and .NET expert, Dave Wheeler, explains the importance; “With the launch of .NET 2.0 and Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2005 in November 2005, many organisations will be looking to utilise the new technology available. For organisations that have been reluctant to move to .NET, the improved power and ease of use that is available in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 will finally convince them that now is the time to dive in to the world of managed application development; for those that have already taken the plunge there is much to be found in the IDE, the .NET Framework and the new versions of Windows Forms and ASP.NET that will motivate them to embrace this new version. Importantly for business, ASP.NET 2.0 is backwards compatible, which means the existing investment in ASP.NET 1.x can be built upon, rather than being discarded.”

“Where organisations are going to be introducing .NET 2.0 in 2006 it will be critical to make sure that there are enough people available who have been adequately trained in the technology. ASP.NET 2.0 is radically different from ASP.NET 1.x, so it’s important to get up-to-speed with the changes quickly. In fact, there are so many innovations, from support for individuals to personalise their view of your application through to the encryption of sensitive parts of the application configuration data, that ensuring that the training your team receives meets business needs will be an essential part of a successful transition to .NET 2.0 in 2006.”

QA’s instructors have developed a strong portfolio of new courses ranging from an introduction to .NET for non-technical managers thorough to accelerated courses to allow experienced developers to get up-to-speed with the new technology quickly. For more details of the courses available visit http://www.qa.com.

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