Friends of Web Development Newsletter – June 2006
TechEd '06 is now officially over and it was so great to see so many developers, ASPInsiders, MVPs and ASP.NET customers at the ASP.NET booth on the Expo/Learning Center floor. For those of you who couldn't attend, don't worry! There's a 'Virtual TechEd' site at http://virtualteched.com/default.aspx where you can view many of the breakout sessions that were recorded and view some other great videos and blogs that will get you as close to the TechEd experience as you can get.
So what were some of the Web Development highlights of the conference? Here are just a few:
The Microsoft.com operations team gave some very popular talks on how they manage IIS and ASP.NET in a large production environment. Microsoft.com was one of the first large deployments of ASP.NET 2.0, with the Download Center going live shortly after Visual Studio 2005 ("Whidbey") Beta 2.
Scott Guthrie gave a great end-to-end talk on ASP.NET 2.0, Atlas and IIS 7 in a packed ballroom. He created an app from the ground up, showing how how it benefited from each of the new features in the web platform.
Thomas Deml did a talk on the IIS 7 Integrated HTTP pipeline, including demos of the magic you can do with the pipeline - including how to spice up the common file listing in IIS to include photos and other useful file information.
We'll be doing more TechEd conferences around the world through the end of the year. In particular, the team will be presenting at the TechEd Southeast Asia and Europe conferences. See http://www.microsoft.com/events/teched2006/worldwide.mspx for information about a TechEd worldwide conference near you.
"Atlas" June CTP
We just released the "Atlas" June CTP at the end of this month, which includes several bug fixes and some new functionality, including Dynamic Update Panels which allow you to add UpdatePanels from your code throughout the page lifecycle. UpdatePanels can also now be added inside templates and work inside WebParts. WebParts can also be included inside UpdatePanels.
Don't Blinq or you'll miss it! There's a new tool in the Sandbox (http://sandbox.asp.net/) called Blinq. Blinq allows you to create a web application instantly out of any data schema. It uses the LINQ prototype for dynamically generating SQL queries inline with VB and VC# code. Give it a try!
French Atlas Website
French-speaking developers will welcome the new French ASP.NET website at http://www.asp.net/fr. We'll keep updating this page with great content as we find it!
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