Monday marked the second and last day of the pre-conference schedule - and for me it meant a days of ASP.NET 2.0. My knowledge of ASP.NET 2.0 prior to the session could be summarised on 2 powerpoint slides - so needless to say I felt I got a lot out of the day.
A very important goal for me for the day was to understand whethere there was enough in ASP.NET 2.0 to make it a compelling choice for my UK ISVs who deliver web based user interface. The short answer is ... absolutely :-)
The bits that I believe make it interesting:
I had to keave before the section on Web Parts - this is a new model for portal development which Sharepoint v3 is embracing and extending. I skimmed the slides and it looks useful especially if combined with user controls for visual design work. Something else to add to my long list of stuff to look at post-pdc!