Firstly, let me thank those of you that attended the session on Wednesday, I really enjoyed giving the session and hope you got something worth while out of it, for those of you that didn't attend - shame on you ;-)
I would like to say I really appreciated everyone's patience with Visual Studio blowing up several times, all I can say is sorry and point at Microsoft ;-)
I want to again thank Alphameric for hosting the sessions each month and donating the room and time - without them it would not be possible to provide the .NET Exchange user group in Manchester.
If anyone has any comments or questions regarding the talk or any other topic you believe I may be of help in, please get in touch, I'd love to get your feedback :-) Just drop me a mail to mailto:email@example.com
So here are some links to the slide deck and some other resources I mentioned on the night.
ASP.NET 1.x Security Vulnerability & Patches http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/aspnet.mspx
Microsoft Web Developers UK http://www.mswebdev.org.uk
Slide Deck (1.23 mb) The slide deck was originally written by Microsoft and I adapted it to suit my own needs. http://www.myservicescentral.com/Preparing-For-Whidbey/Presentation.ppt
Plipster.NET the ASP.NET 2.0 site used throughout the presentation and one of only a few publicly hosted ASP.NET 2.0 Sites http://www.plipster.net/
Breaking Changes to all versions of the .NET Framework http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/changeinfo/default.aspx
ASP.NET Version Switcher http://www.denisbauer.com/NETTools/ASPNETVersionSwitcher.aspx
.NET Reflector (Decompilation tool) http://www.aisto.com/roeder/dotnet/
Partial Classes in .NET 2.0 http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Partial+Classes+.NET
ASP.NET 2.0 Compilation http://www.codeguru.com/columns/Experts/article.php/c5365/
Open Source Error Reporting, if you find any problems let me know mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.plipster.net/Error-Reporting/Default.aspx
MSDN Feedback Centre http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/ProductFeedback/
.NET 2.0 SDK http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=916ec067-8bdc-4737-9430-6cec9667655c&DisplayLang=en
ASP.NET 1.x Master Pages Implementation http://authors.aspalliance.com/PaulWilson/Articles/?id=14 http://www.metabuilders.com/Tools/MasterPages.aspx
List of new Page level events in ASP.NET 2.0 http://weblogs.asp.net/plip/articles/117000.aspx
Creating Asynchronous pages in ASP.NET 2.0 http://pluralsight.com/blogs/fritz/archive/2004/10/19/2892.aspx
Creating Asynchronous pages in ASP.NET 1.x http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/03/06/threading/default.aspx
.NET 2.0 Provider Specification http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnaspnet/html/asp02182004.asp
Microsoft ASP.NET MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
ASP Insider http://www.aspinsiders.com
ASP Advice Moderator http://www.aspadvice.com
Portfolio Europe http://www.portfolio-europe.com
Phil Winstanley's Blog http://weblogs.asp.net/plip/
Phil Winstanley's Personal Site http://www.myservicescentral.com
Here's a quick warning for everyone, I just tried to upgrade my Media Center 2004 machine to 2005, it wanred me half way through the upgrade that it could not find the drivers for a "Mass Storage Device" but didn't give me the option to pause the installation.
I'm pretty sure this was Deamon tools as now the machine won't boot (even in safe mode) it gets to loading d346.sys and then blue screens (I can't see what it says as it immediatly reboots).
Time to format and give the machine a clean install