If you're one of the many customers who has asked us:
"why can't I just buy the new parts of a book when there's a new version"
NOW YOU CAN!
We just published Professional ASP.NET 3.5 Upgrade
, a more-than 200 page "Wrox Blox" (PDF download) consisting of the 6 core new chapters and appendixes from Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, and Devin Rader's 1700 page Professional ASP.NET 3.5: in C# and VB
The 200+ page Professional ASP.NET 3.5 Upgrade
Wrox Blox sells for $19.99 on wrox.com and contains the following chapters from Professional ASP.NET 3.5: in C# and VB
Chapter 9: Querying with LINQ
Chapter 11: IIS7
Chapter 18: HTML and CSS Design with ASP.NET
Chapter 19: ASP.NET AJAX
Chapter 20: ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit
Appendix A: Migrating Older ASP.NET Projects
Of course, there are hundreds of other pages of changes throughout the chapters in the rest the book: additions, new examples, tweaks. But if you are really just interested in getting up to speed fast on the core changes, and if you already have one of Bill, Scott, and Devin's great ASP.NET 2.0 books, buying the Professional ASP.NET 3.5 Upgrade
is a great new option if you can't justify the cost of the new book (only $54.99, less at some online retailers of course) to your boss.
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