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ASP.NET 2.0

I have been to MSDN site and I can't really figure this out, when is 2 coming out? When can we expect it to be stable (wait for a couple of years, don't use it before 2006?)? Are they going to "back port" the features added to ASP.NET 1.1?

Li-fan Chen
Sunday, May 23, 2004

I mean back port as in will you have access to ASP.NET 2.0 or the next version of .Net Framework if you aren't jumping on the Visual Studio.net 2005 bandwagon? If that's not possible, what do Visual Studio.Net 2003 people have to pay to get to 2005?

Li-fan Chen
Sunday, May 23, 2004


I don't know for sure, but I would imagine that you will still have access to 2.0 features without Visual Studio.NET 2005.

The reasoning is that you can download the 1.1 version of the Framework today and compile .NET applications without having Visual Studio.NET. 

However, you won't be able to have the 2.0 Framework work within the current version of Visual Studio.NET, so if you want Visual Studio and ASP.NET 2.0 together, then you will have to upgrade.

No price has been given, but I'd expect it to fall in line with their current prices, perhaps just a bit higher. Time for that MSDN Universal subscription!

Mark Hoffman
Sunday, May 23, 2004

"Oddly enough VS 2005 is scheduled to ship in 2005"

Yeah, the name it got after being pushed back several times, finally slipping all the way to 2005. Don't be surprized if it ends up being VS.NET 2006.

Dennis Forbes
Sunday, May 23, 2004

Thanks for the feedback!

Li-fan Chen
Sunday, May 23, 2004

To be more specific, I've heard Q1 2005.

Jorel on Software
Sunday, May 23, 2004

I have heard that in the past Microsoft eat their own dog food when it comes with asp 1-3 and asp.net 1-1.1. Can we expect the same thing from 2? Is 2 coming from a need from within the ranks of Microsoft? I'd like to continue hear these kinds of things because I'd like to know the features introduced by the MS team is actually scalable. Nothing would erk a webmaster more than to discover all of a sudden a feature upgrades lowers normal maximum concurrent web access.

Li-fan Chen
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

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