Microsoft ASP.NET Futures (May 2007)

Contains features currently being considered for future versions of ASP.NET and the .NET Framework.
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      The Microsoft ASP.NET Futures May 2007 (“Futures”) release contains an early developer preview of features providing a wide range of new functionality for both ASP.NET and Silverlight™. The functionality in the Futures release includes early experimental versions of features currently being considered for future versions of ASP.NET and the .NET Framework. The Futures releases assume prior knowledge of the core features of ASP.NET including the previous ASP.NET AJAX Futures January CTP.

      Features in this release include the following:
      • ASP.NET Silverlight server controls.
      • New functionality for ASP.NET AJAX Extensions.
      • Dynamic data controls, which enable rapid Web application development when you work with Microsoft SQL Server databases.
      • Enhancements to dynamic languages, including IronPython and Managed JScript.
  • System Requirements
    Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

      • Net Framework 2.0 or later.

      • Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0, or .NET Framework 3.5 (Beta 1 release)
      • Visual Studio 2005, Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition
    • Download the installation package to your computer and save it. You can then run the installation package and follow the instructions to install the ASP.NET Futures (May 2007) release.
    • If you have previously installed any earlier versions of ASP.NET CTP or IronPython CTP, you must uninstall these previous versions before installing the Futures release.

      If you are running Vista, you must run the installer from a command prompt with administrative rights. Follow these steps:
      1. From the Windows Start menu, click Accessories, right-click the command prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
      2. Change to the folder where you downloaded the .msi file.
      3. Run the following command:

        msiexec /i ASPNETFutures.msi
      The Futures release requires an update to the .NET Framework version 2.0 to support dynamic languages and dynamic data controls. (This update is not required for other ASP.NET Futures (May 2007) features.) Instructions for installing the update depend on which version of Windows you are using.

      • For users who are not running Vista: If your computer does not have the update installed, you will be prompted to install the .NET Framework 2.0 update (KB925675) at the beginning of the installation process.
      • Note  If you have installed ASP.NET version 2.0.50727.213 or higher on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP, this step will be skipped.

      • For users who are running Vista: You can update your computer by installing the .NET Framework version 3.5 Beta 1 release from the Microsoft Download Web site. Alternatively, you can install the Beta version of Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas," which also installs the required update. If you do not have the latest update installed, ASP.NET raises an error when you attempt to run an application that contains dynamic data controls or uses a dynamic language. Note  If you have installed ASP.NET version 2.0.50727.786 or higher on a computer that is running Windows Vista, this step will be skipped.
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