ASP and ASP.NET are Completely Different Animals

Migrate Classic ASP to ASP.NET
Moving your ASP web applications to ASP.NET is like going from black and white television to HD 3D. ASP is a script programming language whereas ASP.NET is a whole new way of doing web development with .NET. Applications designed using ASP still run, but moving to ASP.NET has numerous advantages including:
  • Microsoft Visual Studio IDE for better design and configuration
  • Support of a modern framework, MVC, Entity framework and Web APIs
  • Multiple .NET compatible development languages
  • Whole array of available server-side controls
  • During the .NET migration process old code can run side-by-side with the new code
  • Easy to configure and deploy
  • Event-driven programming
  • Easier debugging and tracing
  • Better performance with compiled code

Updating your applications from ASP to ASP.NET and adapting them to fit your evolving business needs may need extensive redesign and development, but also hold the potential to vastly improve their usability, performance, and functionality.

How We Migrate from ASP to ASP.NET

Macrosoft’s Migrate to .NET team has developed a proven methodology to migrate applications to the .NET Framework. Our team will work to understand your business and technical requirements, develop an ASP to ASP.NET migration strategy, provide you options to convert ASP to ASP.NET, use a specialized migration team to carry out the migration work, and thoroughly test your new application before presenting the finished product.
Migration from ASP to ASP.NET requires developing an approach that takes into consideration separate layers to the application:

Typically the Presentation layer or the User Interface accepts and presents data to the user. Presentation layer contains a variety of items such as forms, design patterns, etc. It is important to understand the value add functionality that the .NET framework will bring to this part of the migration, so being familiar with the technology or working with a team that is, will pay off in the long run.

When developing a strategy for migration the business logic of your original application, as noted in our white paper on this topic [add link to Migration to .NET white paper], this is one of your business’ most valuable assets and it is worth developing requirements for maintaining it as well as developing needed enhancements. Using the ASP to ASP.NET Migration Assistant will help you quickly convert ASP pages and applications to ASP.NET, but it does not make any conversion/analysis of server side code. Issues involved in updating the ASP codes to ASP.NET requires an expert team in both technologies to resolve code blocks. A team with experience in migration approaches can be invaluable during this phase in determining what can be preserved and what will need to be reworked/recoded, as well as choosing the appropriate development tools to carry out the tasks. Since most legacy functionality in ASP can co-exist on the same server with backward compatibility in the ASP.NET Framework, the transition from one to the other can be gradual without a loss of application function availability.

During the data migration process often data performance and integrity are overlooked, however, if you are migrating your application and are currently using an Access database, you might be ready and able to upgrade your database to SQL Server faster.  Find out more about the benefits of migrating to SQL Server.

Contact us for free Evaluation

Would you like Macrosoft’s Migrate to .NET team to provide an obligation-free evaluation of your application, to determine if it will benefit from our migration expertise? Provide us with your contact information and a member of our Migrate to .NET team will contact you within a business day.

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