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Create and run a simple Web form example. Consider fee-based courses from Microsoft. Learn about Web forms, Web controls, multitier application architecture, ASP.NET 2.0 site navigation, filtering database data with parameters, and accessing database data. Make your ASP.NET applications talk. Customize sites with Web Parts. Learn the new features of IIS 7.0 including its complete integration with ASP.NET. Learn the new ASP.NET 2.0 code-behind model. Build wizard-based forms with less code.
Use ASP.NET Atlas to create an Ajax-based Web application. Check out the ASP.NET Project Atlas Quickstart Tutorial. Download the ASP.NET Atlas wiki to create your own wiki Web site. View demos of ASP.NET applications. Check out an ASP.NET blog application, an ASP.NET business process management solution, and a Sudoku library that generates new puzzles and solves existing ones. Check out lots of ASP.NET code, including an ASP.NET calendar and event planner and an ASP.NET guestbook. Check out CAPTCHA—the "completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart." Learn about XML Web services and how to convert existing ASP applications to ASP.NET.
Check out ASP.NET-related Yahoo Groups and Google groups. Read insider blogs—Scott Guthrie, from Microsoft's ASP.NET team, blogs about ASP.NET, IIS and Visual Web Developer 2005; Shanku Niyogi, the ASP.NET Program Manager, blogs about the latest ASP.NET developments, events and more. Check out the best job sites and set up alerts so that you are notified when new jobs are posted. Check out a weekly Internet talk show for .NET developers. And have some fun with ASP.NET-based game programming—including hangman, blackjack, and "Dr. GUI.NET" from Microsoft—a game based on John Conway's Game of Life.