Hello everyone. First off, I'm pretty excited to announce that I'm writing a new tutorial series. This series will be geared towards the beginning ASP.NET developer. Each installment of the series will include not only the tutorial text with screenshots, figures, etc but also a video tutorial for those of you who would prefer to see and hear the action. The first installment of the series, titled Getting to Know Our Development Environment has been released and is available right now in Magma Interactive's tutorials section. The next installment will focus on ASP.NET server controls and how to use them to their fullest.

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