There is lot of speculation about ASP.NET 2.0, the next release from Microsoft. I do not have any hands on experience of working with this technology so far. But while browsing I found some interesting things which I would like to share.

It seems there are going to be major changes in the next release of ASP.NET code named Whidbey. There are many new controls being added like GridView and DetailsView controls. Caching is improved with Database depedency. There is enhanced support for Globalization and many many new features.

For all the folks who are interesting in learning about this technology, I would like to recommend reading of articles and going through the presentation at the ASP.NET site which has a dedicated section for Whidbey.

Also Nikhil Kothari's blog gives lot of insights into the developments related to Whidbey.