.NET Web Roadmap for 3.5 (ASP.NET, Silverlight, IIS 7)

Scott Guthrie posted some fantastic info on ASP.NET Extensions 3.5 to match up with Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5.

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/11/29/net-web-product-roadmap-asp-net-silverlight-iis7.aspx

Highlights:

  • Silverlight 1.1 is now Silverlight 2.0
  • Silverlight 2.0 will start to get some of the great features that WPF has
  • Some of the ASP.NET AJAX Futures (like the browser history control) will be moved into ASP.NET AJAX
  • IIS 7 will ship early next year
  • There will be new ways to deploy to IIS 7 and do things like versioning and rolling back on single servers and web farms

Great stuff…check it out!

Popfly – Building Mash-ups, Blocks, Pages in a Fun Community

I’ve been following Popfly for a long time.  It’s come a long way (and 2 code names) to where it is today and it’s good stuff!  They have a cool editor in Silverlight for connecting blocks to create mash-ups, a web page editor, social networking to share your creations.  If you’re into the nitty gritty you can even go in and edit all the Javascript yourself.  Check out the intro video on Channel 9.

Silverlight (WAS: WPF/E) is Official

The official name as well as site is now out for Silverlight, which used to be called WPF/E.  Lookin' good!