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Genealogy Firm Uses Efficient Design Tools to Create Rich Internet Application

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Executive Summary

The Generations Network (TGN), through its flagship Ancestry.com Web site, is the world's leading resource for online family history, providing services to millions of users worldwide. The company decided to become an early adopter of the Microsoft Silverlight browser plug-in, which is based on development tools that TGN is already familiar with such as Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite and Microsoft Visual C#. TGN used Silverlight to create a prototype of the application an estimated 30 percent faster than it would have taken using Adobe Flash. TGN expects the rich Internet application to keep the company ahead of its competitors.

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