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DiscountASP.NET Updates Free ASP.NET 4.0 Hosting Sandbox with .NET RIA Services RC

April 5, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolboxSierra Madre, CA – DiscountASP.NET, a leading innovator in Windows Server 2008 hosting, in collaboration with Microsoft Corp. announces updating their free ASP.NET 4 hosting sandbox with the recently released .NET RIA Services RC. The free hosting sandbox program is extended until April 2010 to allow Visual Studio 2010 RC users to experience 1-Click publishing now using .NET RIA services.

Windows Communication Foundation RIA Services brings together ASP.NET and Microsoft Silverlight platforms using Windows Communication Foundation. The RIA Services provides support for tasks such as data validation, authentication and roles by integrating with Silverlight on the client and ASP.NET on the mid-tier. In addition, it includes rich tooling for integrating client and mid-tier projects and helps in developing rich UI with drag-drop simplicity.


The free sandbox hosting program is a limited program offered as an open beta for developers on a first come first serve basis. The.NET Framework 4 beta hosting account comes with 50 MB of disk space and 50 MB of SQL Server 2008 database space. The program ends April 16, 2010.

Interested developers are welcome to sign up at http://labs.discountasp.net while space is available.

“At MIX 2010, Scott Guthrie announced the release of .NET RIA Service RC,” said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development at DiscountASP.NET. “We wanted to give the developer community a chance to get a jump start in experimenting with RIA services.”

“We are pleased to have Discount ASP.NET supporting ASP.NET 4 hosting and adding more depth to the .NET hosting community,” said Brian Goldfarb, director of Developer Marketing at Microsoft. “Utilizing the recently released .NET RIA Services RC with the ASP.NET 4 hosting sandbox will provide end users a more integrated experience with Silverlight and ASP.NET.”

About DiscountASP.NET
DiscountASP.NET is an innovative global leader in Microsoft Windows hosting, focused on providing the best value in ASP.NET hosting. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, DiscountASP.NET is one of the first hosting providers to offer Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 hosting. Through strong word-of-mouth and their commitment to ASP.NET and SQL Server technology, DiscountASP.NET has become the choice for cutting-edge enterprise-class ASP.NET web hosting.

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