Build on top of the popular Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit, ASP.NET 3.5 Extension was released a few days ago.
ASP.NET 3.5 Extension will be part of .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and it covers the following technologies:
- ASP.NET MVC (Model-View-Controller) – Think Java Struts
- ASP.NET Dynamic Data – Think about Rails scaffolding ability and this could be the bullet train.
- ASP.NET Control for Silverlight
- ADO.NET Entity Framework
- ADO.NET Data Services
- and more ASP.NET AJAX stuffs
You can also go here for the landing page with more info and links to forums.
Now that the web platform of .NET has a MVC model, I am waiting for Acropolis or Smart Client Software Factory to be RTMed for Visual Studio 2008. As of now, Acropolis will stop their CTP release and become part of future .NET Framework release. So if you work on a project which will over go live the next 2 years, then Acropolis is a good bet. But if you have immediate needs then SmartClient Software Factory is the immediate solution now.
Scott Guthrie announced at his blog some new updates on ASP.NET MVC framework he has been working on. Among them is the next CTP will come out in MIX08.