ASP.NET Roundup

Some stuff I've been meaning to post on ASP.NET:

  • Scott Guthrie writes about the very cool new RSS Toolkit for ASP.NET 2.0, written by Dmitry Robsman, which makes consuming and exposing RSS from ASP.NET much easier, and includes a new Data Source Control for RSS (very cool).

  • If you haven't seen it already, the ASP.NET Sandbox is a great resource for new and updated downloads from the ASP.NET team, including the aforementioned RSS toolkit, as well as the ASP.NET "Atlas" project (AJAX-style development made easier), and several other projects.

  • Got a question about Security in ASP.NET 2.0? Check out the ASP.NET 2.0 Security Wiki, being hosted at Channel 9.

  • I may have mentioned it before, but it's worth a repeat...Stefan Schackow of the ASP.NET team has a great book out on ASP.NET 2.0 Security, Membership, & Role Management. As it happens, I have a few copies to give away, so if you show up at an event where I'm speaking, you might be able to snag one for free!

  • Are you new to development, or know someone who is, and don't know where to start? There's a new section on the MSDN ASP.NET Developer Center just for new developers. Check it out. (and no, I'm not recommending it just because they link to one of my books)

  • Another possible repeat, but worth it, is the availability of source code for Cassini v2, which is the basis for the ASP.NET Development Web Server that is integrated into Visual Studio 2005.

  • Of course, an ASP.NET roundup wouldn't be complete without the news of the new release of ASP.NET "Atlas" that occurred at MIX 06 this week. The March CTP also comes with a "go-live" license, so you can take your "Atlas" apps into production on these bits.

  • Last, but not least, the ASP.NET team is kicking off a new "MASH IT UP with ATLAS" contest. Create a great mash-up with ASP.NET "Atlas", and get a chance to win an XBOX 360 Premium, or a Windows Mobile 5.0 phone.

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