.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!

Web Application Project (Visual Studio 2005) on Windows Vista RC1

If you've tried installing it already, you know it doesn't work.  Rich Mercer posted the answer, which is to run the msi as an administrator.  Unfortunately, you can't just right mouse click and run as Administrator.  For details on the work around (a bat file) check out Rich's blog post about it.

UPDATE: The issue with this has been fixed in Windows Vista RC2 (5744) and you do not need the workaround anymore to get it installed.