This is a collection of Web development tools from Microsoft that includes software development programs like Visual Studio.NET and Visual Web Developer. These tools help programmers create dynamic Web sites by using a visual interface and using methods like drag and drop. Often looked on as the next “version” of ASP (Active Server Pages) technology, ASP.NET’s support is not limited to just Visual Basic.NET. It also supports Jscript.Net and open source languages like Python and Perl. ASP.NET is built on the .NET Framework. For an ASP.NET site to function properly, it should run on a Web server that supports ASP.NET. By far, the Web server that offers the best support for ASP.NET is the IIS (Internet Information Server) Web Server from Microsoft.