Monday, December 10, 2007

ASP.NET MVC, 3.5 Extensions CTP released

In the rare chance that you missed this breaking news in the .NET community, here is your courtesy notice that the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP Preview has been released. That's right. A "CTP Preview". Doesn't that make this a preview of a preview? I think the CTP naming has gotten a little out of hand in this case, but the point is clearly that this is an early preview release of unfinished features coming to ASP.NET.

Nonetheless, this release is crammed-full of new goodies for ASP.NET. Frankly, it's a lot more exciting than the recent official .NET 3.5 release. Included in this preview of a preview are:

  • ASP.NET AJAX improvements (including history support, permalink support, JS improvements)
  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data Support
  • ASP.NET Silverlight Support
  • ADO.NET Data Services (including "Astoria" preview)
I haven't talked much about MVC on this blog, but you can check out some of my thoughts on the new framework on my ASP.NET Weblog. There is definitely a lot to take-in with this release (as if there wasn't already enough new stuff to deal with), so expect a lot of additional information in this blog and others over the coming weeks. For now, the best place to go to get download links to all of these bits is ScottGu's original announcement post.

Had enough new technologies and frameworks in 2007 yet?


Anonymous said...

How did you get the picture of me and my family driving around in Egypt :)
This picture is actually taken on the HWY joining Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt. Normal day of travelling :)

Merry Christmas everyone!
- Lino

Joshua Starr said...

Enough? No, we wantses MORE! :)


Todd Anglin said...

@Lino- I can always count on you for some Christmas cheer! Hope you had a great time with Falafel guys this weekend.

@Joshua- I admire your eagerness and the time you must have to keep adopting all of these new techs. I'm sure you'll get your wish...:)


Pete said...

Ooh ... lions and tigers and bears, oh my! :)