PDC 2000

PDC 2000 took place on July 11–14, 2000 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. .NET Framework and Visual Studio.NET were announced, and the more than 6000+ attendees received the initial beta. Additionally, the C# programming language was announced and demonstrated, ASP+, the successor to Active Server Pages, was also announced (later that year, the name was changed to ASP.NET), and Internet Explorer 5.5 was released.