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 MVC
- ASP.NET Dynamic Data Support
- ASP.NET Silverlight Support
- ADO.NET Data Services (including "Astoria" preview)
Had enough new technologies and frameworks in 2007 yet?