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  • August 25, 2004
  • By Bradley L. Jones
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Here they are...

ACT = Application Center Test
AD = Active Directory
ADO = ActiveX Data Objects
ADSI = Active Directory Service Interfaces
ANSI = American National Standards Institute
ASP = Active Server Page
ATL = Active Template Library
BCL = Base Class Libraries
BITS = Background Intelligent Transfer Service
BPC = Broadcast Architecture
BTS = BizTalk Server
CDO = Collaborative Data Objects
CIS = Commercial Internet System
CHTML = Compact HTML = Compact Hypertext Markup Language
CIM = Common Information Model
CLR = Common Language Runtime
CMS = Content Management Server
COM = Common Object Model
CRT = C Runtime Library
CS = Commerce Server
CSS = Cascading Style Sheet
CTS = Common Type System DHTML = Dynamic HTML = Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
DAO = Data Access Object
DBCS = Double Byte Character Set
DCOM = Distributed COM = Distributed Common Object Model
DHTML = Dynamic HTML = Dynamic Hypertext Markup Language
DLC = Database Template Library
DLL = Dynamic Link Library
DSO = Decision Support Objects
DTC = Distributed Management Objects
DTL = Database Template Library
DTS = Data Transformation Services
ECMA = European Computer Manufacturers Association
EDK = Exchange Development Kit
ETK = Embedded Toolkit
EVB = eMbedded Visual Basic
EVC = eMbedded Visual C++
EVT = eMbedded Visual Tools (Event Tracing)
FCL = Foundation Class Libraries
FFC = FoxPro Foundation classes
GDI = Graphical Device Interface
GIF = Graphics Interchange Format
GP = Group Policy
HIS = Host Integration Server
ICS = Internet Connection Sharing
IDL = Interface Definition Language
IE = Internet Explorer
IIS = Internet Information System
IL = Intermediate Language
IM = Instant Messenger/Instant Message
IME = Input Method Editor
IrDa = Infrared Data Association
ISA = Internet Service API = Internet Server Application Programming Interface
ISO = International Organization for Standardization
J2ME = Java 2 Micro Edition
J2EE = Java 2 Enterprise Edition
JAFC = Java Application Foundation Class
JDO = Java Data Objects
JIT = Just In Time (compiler)
JRO = Java Runtime Object
KB = Knowledge Base

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