While the learning curve associated with moving from version 1.0 to version 2.0 of ASP.NET is by no means as steep as the curve many encountered when migrating from ASP to ASP.NET, version 2.0 is packed with a tremendous amount of new features and functionality that will allow developers to write substantially less code. The code samples available below will introduce you to several of the new features found in version 2 and show the code to put them to use. Keep in mind that since the code samples are based on the Alpha bits, they may change before the final release in 2004.
The available code shows a sample Website called GolfClubShack that demonstrates new features such as XML databinding, new server controls, SQL Server cache dependencies, Personalization, Membership, plus much more. To run the Website you must have the Alpha of .NET version 2 installed. If you do not have the Alpha installed you can still read through the sample code to see how much simpler it is to create complete ASP.NET Websites.