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When Microsoft was looking to create the world's first nationwide, community-based Web services offering, it looked to Singapore. In a report distributed by the World Economic Forum, Singapore possesses the "Most Wired Government" and, as a country, is the "Most Effective in Promoting the Use of IT Among Its Citizens." Microsoft recently launched a strategic collaboration with Singapore to test its .NET Web-based services. A world's-first in nationwide trials, Singapore will be a test-bed and living lab for this new, emerging technology. .NET MySingapore, as the initiative has been dubbed, is the first of several projects within Singapore's Web services development framework. The government's partnership with Microsoft is part of a larger, nationwide push to showcase the many possibilities offered by Web services technologies. Singapore is one of Southeast Asia's ea... (more)