Microsoft ASP.NET is a free technology that allows programmers to create dynamic web applications. ASP.NET can be used to create anything from small, personal websites through to large, enterprise-class web applications. All you need to get started with ASP.NET is the free .NET Framework and the free Visual Web Developer. In this ASP.NET tutorial, you'll take a look at the 1.1 alpha release of Microsoft Silverlight. To get started writing your own ASP/Silverlight applications, take a look.