Web Services, Web services or web services?

I'm using the word 'Web Services' in the middle of a sentence...  I've found the capitalization seems to vary by person, industry, topic and/or vendor.  Which is the correct sentence? 

Business has benefited from our Web Services strategy.

Business has benefited from our Web services strategy.

Business has benefited from our web services strategy.


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Comments (5)

  1. Web Services – when used as a noun

    …our newer, faster Web Services, data is flying…

    web services – when used as a verb

    …and finally, the web services more transactions than a brothel full of drunken sailors…

    In the context you are using it is definitely a noun. 😉

  2. Who cares. Use as you want and find something more important to think about. 🙂

  3. Alexander West says:

    Web Services when overhyped in marketing collateral and media?

    web services the rest of the time?

    Grammar is important to me, even though I’m not very good at it.

  4. Mark Richards says:

    I did some research on this about 6 months ago as I have to produce and edit a lot of internal articles.

    The primary use that I have seen and adopted is Web services and I am sticking with that (exception is if you are using this is a title where everything else is capitalized)



  5. Arvindra Sehmi says:

    Microsoft’s writing guidelines (produced by the MS brand protection agency 😉 – i.e. marketing) recommends "Web services". That’s why you should never see any other way of writing it in our public communications/content.

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