The December 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online!
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/12

with the December installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters, available here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/12/NETMatters

As usual, we've also compiled the whole issue into a CHM file, available for download at:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/htmlhelp.aspx

And we've put online a preview article from our January 2005 issue, an article by Rob Howard covering 10 Tips for Writing High-Performance Web Applications.

Enjoy,
Steve