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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ajax Toolkit Atlas Released By Microsoft

Microsoft announced a March CTP (Community Technology Preview) of the Asynchronous JavaScript and XML tool with a Go-Live license. The Atlas March CTP with Go-Live license enables developers to begin building and deploying new Atlas applications and to extend applications that they can redistribute commercially.

Past Go-Live licenses have been associated with late betas of products. However, customers have been asking for a Go-Live license, and Microsoft officials said Atlas code is stable enough. Developers, though, should be aware that there is no official support from Microsoft and that the upgrade path is to continue with future Go-Live CTP releases of Atlas.

Take a look at the MIX06:AJAX Video on Channel 9

From the MSDN site:
This new Web development technology from Microsoft integrates client script libraries with the ASP.NET 2.0 server-based development framework. In addition, 'Atlas' offers you the same type of development platform for client-based Web pages that ASP.NET offers for server-based pages. And because 'Atlas' is an extension of ASP.NET, it is fully integrated with server-based services. “Atlas” makes it possible to easily take advantage of AJAX techniques on the Web and enables you to create ASP.NET pages with a rich, responsive UI and server communication. However, "Atlas" isn’t just for ASP.NET. You can take advantage of the rich client framework to easily build client-centric Web applications that integrate with any backend data provider.

Some more videos can be found here

Visit the Atlas ASP.Net site

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