We’ve been BUSY !

ASP.NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 was released to MSDN Subscribers earlier this week.

General availability is scheduled for tomorrow !

Read the announcement [ HERE ] with an overview about the new SKUs and features or go straight to the download [ HERE ].

Check out the new look !!!!


You’ll find the documentation at the MSN web site [ HERE ] and when you do, you’ll see that the Server & Tools On Line team has been busy improving the MSDN site experience.



There is a TON of new stuff and I’ve built a list of potential topics for new content that I’m building. I though it might be useful if I shared that list here so …..

DIG IN !!!

Core Services   

    Web.config File Minification   
    Extensible Output Caching   
    Auto-Start Web Applications   
    Permanently Redirecting a Page   
    The Incredible Shrinking Session State   
    Expanding the Range of Allowable URLs   
    Extensible Request Validation
    Object Caching and Object Caching Extensibility
    Extensible HTML, URL, and HTTP Header Encoding   
    Performance Monitoring for Individual Applications in a Single Worker Process   

New Features in ASP.NET AJAX 4  

    Client Template Rendering   
    Instantiating Behaviors and Controls Declaratively   
    Live Data Binding   
    Using the Observer Pattern with JavaScript Objects and Arrays   
    The DataView Control   
    The AdoNetServiceProxy Class   
    The DataContext and AdoNetDataContext Classes   
    Refactoring the Microsoft AJAX Framework Libraries   
    The DOM Ready Event   
    Using JSONP to Retrieve Cross-Domain Data

Web Forms  

    Setting Meta Tags with the Page.MetaKeywords and Page.MetaDescription Properties   
    Enabling View State for Individual Controls   
    Changes to Browser Capabilities   
    Routing in ASP.NET 4   
    Setting Client IDs   
    Persisting Row Selection in Data Controls   
    ASP.NET Chart Control   
    Filtering Data with the QueryExtender Control   
    Html Encoded Code Expressions   
    Project Template Changes   
    CSS Improvements   
    Hiding div Elements Around Hidden Fields   
    Rendering an Outer Table for Templated Controls   
    ListView Control Enhancements   
    CheckBoxList and RadioButtonList Control Enhancements   
    Menu Control Improvements   
    Wizard and CreateUserWizard Controls   

    Areas Support

    Data-Annotation Attribute Validation Support
    Templated Helpers

Dynamic Data

    Enabling Dynamic Data for Existing Projects   
    Declarative DynamicDataManager Control Syntax   
    Entity Templates   
    New Field Templates for URLs and E-mail Addresses   
    Creating Links with the DynamicHyperLink Control   
    Support for Inheritance in the Data Model   
    Support for Many-to-Many Relationships (Entity Framework Only)   
    New Attributes to Control Display and Support Enumerations   
    Enhanced Support for Filters   

Visual Studio 2010 Web Designer Improvements   

    Improved CSS Compatibility   
    HTML and JScript Snippets   
    JScript IntelliSense Enhancements   
    Web Application Deployment with Visual Studio 2010   
    Web Packaging   
    Web.config Transformation   
    Database Deployment   
    One-Click Publish for Web Applications   

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