MSDN subscibers around the world are now able to download and install any one of the retail versions of the Visual Studio family products from the MSDN subscriptions site. In additon the 32bit and 64bit versions of the .NET framework 2.0 and .NET framework SDK are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

[Via jhawk] Kent Sharkey (who manages the ASP.NET Dev Center) says that the ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Model series of whitepapers are live on MSDN – 10 parts, 120 pages! The providers page at  http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/beta2/providers/default.aspx will be updated tomorrow. Introduction to the Provider Model Membership Providers Role Providers Site Map Providers Session State Providers Profile Providers Web Event […]

ASP.NET 2.0 makes it very easy to consume and display an RSS feed on an ASP.NET web site. Andrew Duthie demonstrates how to do this using a XmlDataSource control and a DataList bound control with a little XPath on Channel 9:http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=120524

Mike Rousos has put together a great article series for the ASP.NET 2.0 tracing system. A must read for all ASP.NET 2.0 developers! A Tracing Primer – Part I Introduction Instantiating a TraceSource Adding Tracing Events Configuring source using config file and programmatically Trace Listeners A Tracing Primer – Part II (A) Trace Filters (Event […]

ASP.NET 2.0 Security Guidance Indexhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/ASPNET2SecurityGuidanceIndex.asp?frame=true ASP.NET 2.0 Security Guidelineshttp://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/PAGGuidelines0001.asp?frame=true ASP.NET 2.0 Security Checklisthttp://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/PAGCK0001.asp?frame=true ASP.NET 2.0 Security Practiceshttp://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/PAGPractices0001.asp?frame=true ASP.NET 2.0 Security How Toshttp://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/SecurityHowTosIndex.asp?frame=true

J.D. Meier, Alex Mackman, Blaine Wastell, Prashant Bansode, Kishore Gopalan Microsoft CorporationAugust 2005 Security Guidance for .NET Framework 2.0 Summary This page explains the rationale behind the patterns & practices Security Guidance for .NET Framework 2.0 project and provides an index into the guidance. You can use the guidance referenced on this page to improve […]

As all the sample code I have written is in C# a common question I receive in the newsgroup is how to convert this C# code to VB.NET. Here is a list of tools which allow to do this: C# to VB.NET conversion: http://www.carlosag.net/Tools/CodeTranslator/Default.aspxhttp://www.aspalliance.com/aldotnet/examples/translate.aspxhttp://www.kamalpatel.net/ConvertCSharp2VB.aspxhttp://www.ragingsmurf.com/vbcsharpconverter.aspx If someone needs conversion from VB.NET to C# I found the […]

I just found a really nice document on Security Practices for ASP.NET 2.0. Just have a look at the Index of practices to see how much good stuff these people have put together! Security Practices: ASP.NET 2.0 Security Practices at a GlanceJ.D. Meier, Alex Mackman, Blaine Wastell, Prashant Bansode, Andy Wigley, Kishore GopalanMicrosoft CorporationAugust 2005 […]

[Via Mark Harrison] In response to strong customer demand telerik has added two great new products to the r.a.d.controls suite – r.a.d.callback and r.a.d.dock. r.a.d.callback is a suite of AJAX-enabled UI controls, which allow you to update page content without postback and loss of scroll position. The short response time combined with the smooth interface […]

The provider model is used throughout ASP.NET 2.0. It is a means of writing each of the technologies used so that new versions can easily be created and plugged in. For example, if you need to access a different database or authentication server, you can create a provider for it. ASP.NET 2.0 will then work […]