I usually just share these news through my shared readings feed, but this one is too big the let it pass without saying anything.
Glenn Block just pointed me to his post on this.
Jeffrey Palermo also has a great post about the new MVP Framework For ASP.NET.
I'll wait to see what's coming out of that. I like extensibility, dependency injection, inversion of control all that good stuff that's missing from ASP.NET (adding a few providers doesn't make ASP.NET a framework with extensibility, dependency injection, inversion of control, etc.).
The fact that both the "new" and the "old" model can live together in the same web application means that nothing has been done to make better ASP.NET web applications. It's just another way to glue some pages together.
What I would like to see is, for example:
- Pluggable authentication providers
- Pluggable cookieless providers
But, let's see what comes out of that.