Provider Whitepaper FINALLY available!!!

Sorry for the delay, but it will be worth it -- the 10 part, 120-page provider whitepaper is ready -- the next stage is in production now and should be ready by the end of the year.

These will be featured heavily on tomorrow but you can get to them now directly:

  • Introduction to the Provider Model
  • Membership Providers
  • Role Providers
  • Site Map Providers
  • Session State Providers
  • Profile Providers
  • Web Event Providers
  • Web Parts Personalization Providers
  • Custom Provider-Based Services
  • Hands-on Custom Providers: The Contoso Times
  • Comments (5)
    1. Parag says:

      Dear Sir,

      Why only for c# community. VB.NET lovers are still there. I was disappointed to see a great article without VB.NET support.

    2. bgold says:


      Thanks for the feedback! We are in the process right now of taking all the code in the article and porting to VB for a VB.NET version of the same content. It is easier for us to build the content for one language, test it and lock it down before porting, but rest assured this is in the pipeline. The C# version should provide you with great context, and the VB code version will be up as soon as we can get it done.

      Thanks for your patience.

    3. Marc Scheuner says:

      Why is it that we have to BEG for a PDF for each and every single whitepaper like this to come out of MS ? Geez…. some people just aren’t connected to the internet at all times, and would love to have somethnig like that for archiving and printing……

      Any hope we’ll get a PDF of those 100+ excellent pages of material at some point?


      Marc (mscheuner -at-

    4. bgold says:

      Marc — we really do want to make offline viewing for MSDN better — it is just extremely difficult for us to manage two versions of an already gigantic library of content. Yes, there are technical solutions, but it is a balance of priorities.

      In the mean time, the MSDN team and I were brainstorming and came up with a few ideas. IN the next month or so MSDN is going to implement a ‘printer’ friendly style sheet to make printing articles. Then you could easily use or other free pdf printer drivers to easily print to pdf — isntant offline copy. It actually works pretty well right right now.

      yes not perfect, but not a bad work around.

      Hope this helps.


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