Over the last 18 months or so, Microsoft has been releasing things faster than I am able to keep up.  Work keeps me really busy, and when I get home, I really haven't been in the mood to write any code or really learn anything.  That said, there are a number of new things that I would like to get my head around.  The things I am most interested in at the moment are:

  • ASP.NET MVC
  • Silverlight 2.0
  • ASP.NET AJAX -- I expect this one to be relatively easy once I get to it.

Additionally, I might be picking up the following over the next couple months at the office:

  • Compact Framework development (2.0 or 3.5, not sure yet)
  • WCF -- This one is something I should have picked up right away when it came out.  It could make a big difference in some of the projects I have at work, but the task list has been too long so I've been finding other simpler (read: familiar) ways.

At the moment, I'm not looking to become an expert at any one of these topics.  I just want to get familiar enough with them to know the basics, as well as know where to go when I don't know something.

For the personal list, I think I will start with MVC.  I plan to spend some time poking around www.asp.net as well as watching videos from Scott Hanselman -- unless someone has some better suggestions for getting started, that is.


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I haven't actually purchased it, but I'm considering buying the MEAP (Early Access Program) book --
ASP.NET MVC In Action
http://www.manning.com/palermo/

Other blogs for decent MVC info include:

Stephen Walther - http://weblogs.asp.net/stephenwalther/default.aspx

Rob Conrey -
http://blog.wekeroad.com/

Phil Haack
http://haacked.com/

David Hayden
http://www.davidhayden.com/blog.aspx



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