I just got some time to look into newer things, and one of the most intriguing is LINQ (Language INtegrated Query). I'm just sharing some useful links I came across over a night of browsing for information:

And some interesting posts on performance, which is always dear to my heart:

I'll post more once I play around more. In case you are keen on exploring, you should download the 90-day evaluation version of Visual Studio.NET 2008 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=83C3A1EC-ED72-4A79-8961-25635DB0192B&displaylang=en) and play around!

One last thing which is quite neat is that you can also get the MSDN Library for VS.NET 2008 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6ff3bc60-32c8-4c22-8591-a20bf8dff1a2&DisplayLang=en. Be aware though that both these downloads are very hefty.

Happy New Year 2008!