CASK enables an individual or an ISP to quickly create a community Web site such as a user group site, a developer resource site, or a news site. It has seven standard content modules: Articles, Chat, Links, Downloads, Photo Gallery, Events and Books. In addition it supports multiple community configurations, quotas, newsletters, voting polls, RSS news feeds and XML web services. All form content is wrapped in an tag and handled by AJAX.
The Community Starter Kit 2.0 is a C# development project utilizing advanced features of ASP.NET. It is an updated version of the ASP.NET Community Starter Kit (CSK) 1.1 that includes new functionality, ASP.NET 2.0 security and bug fixes contributed by the CSK developer community. CSK 2.0 utilizes the CSK 1.1 data tables, stored procedures and functions with minimal modification to support a clean upgrade path from CSK 1.1 to CASK.