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Building a Web 2.0 Portal with ASP.NET 3.5: Learn How to Build a State-of-the-Art Ajax Start Page Using ASP.NET, .NET 3.5, LINQ, Windows WF, and More

By Omar AL Zabir
O'Reilly Media
Release Date: December 2007
Pages: 352

Web 2.0 entrepreneur and Microsoft MVP Omar Zabir shows ASP.NET 2.0 developers how to build a cutting edge web portal using ASP.NET, the Microsoft AJAX Framework, Silverlight, and .NET 3.5.

  1. First title to show ASP.NET developers how to implement Web 2.0 principles and practices, using post-ASP.NET 2.0 technologies, including ASP.NET AJAX, .NET 3.5 and Silverlight: Many experienced ASP.NET 2.0 developers are under increasing pressure from customers and clients to provide them with the functionality and user experience found at Ajax-enabled sites such as PageFlakes, Google Start and others. Programming Web 2.0 with ASP.NET AJAX and .NET 3.0 assumes readers have mastered the core functionality of ASP.NET 2.0 and are looking for the new skills they need to take their sites to the next level. Newer technologies covered by the book include ASP.NET AJAX, .NET 3.5, Silverlight, LINQ and more.
  2. Written by Pageflakes co-founder and Microsoft MVP Omar AL Zabir: Omar AL Zabir is co-founder of PageFlakes ( ), an award-winning Start page. He maintains a popular blog on Microsoft technologies ( and frequently contributes articles to (see The Code Project ).
  3. **Includes a complete Web 2.0 application built using Microsoft technologies and services:**Building a Web 2.0 Portal includes code for a complete sample application that demonstrates how ASP.NET AJAX, .NET 3.5 and other technologies from Microsoft and third parties can be used to build a state of the art customer facing or enterprise portal. Code will be available for free download from the book site and from a site maintained by the author.

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