The ASPInsiders Summit
began today with Scott Guthrie
's overview of what's happening. Steve Smith
already has a good summary of his presentation, so I won't try to repeat it. Instead, let me just say that working with .NET just keeps getting more and more exciting. Its truly amazing to see how agile some of the teams at Microsoft have become recently. We've already seen Web Application
and Deployment Projects
and CSS Control Adapters
, and now we see Expression Web Designer
, and VS 2005 for Data Professionals. But expect to see more very soon, like ASP.NET Ajax
, Data Publishing
, and VS 2005 SP1, and later on the things still in CTP, like Orcas, IronPython
, and IIS 7.0 Server.
I've already installed some things, including the final release version of .NET v3.0, but I really need to go install Expression Web, PowerShell, and VS 2005 Data Pro too. Expression Web will give you today the CSS friendly design surface that Orcas will have, and VS 2005 Data Pro will give you Schema Compare, Data Compare, Data Generator, and more. Speaking of data, the Data Publishing Tool that is coming very soon will not only generate the sql to build your database schema, but it will also finally build sql to populate it. And note that VS 2005 SP1 will not only include bug fixes (and there are more than 2200), but it will also automatically finally include Web Application Projects (no addin needed).