Over the last year I’ve been fortunate to be deeply involved in our “Atlas” project to bring rich AJAX support to ASP.NET; easily enabling developers and designers to deliver powerful, expressive experiences on the Web. Demands for amazing UX have increased over the last year and I’m extremely excited to announce our moves into the “Atlas” end game. This includes announcing details about the roadmap and final “Atlas” naming.
All the details of this are posted on Scott Guthrie’s blog here.
We'll have a whitepaper listing features, release plans, and product changes from the CTPs to help with planning in the next few weeks
My team has been working hard to finalize branding and naming for “Atlas” – I’m personally excited about the names and feel they do an excellent job of describing what the product is and how it works together.
2) The server-side “Atlas” functionality that integrates with ASP.NET will be called the ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions. As part of this change the tag prefix for the “Atlas” controls will change from <atlas:>to <asp:>. These controls will also be built into ASP.NET "Orcas"
3) The “Atlas” Control Toolkit today is a set of free, shared source controls and components that help you get the most value from the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions. Going forward, the name of the project will change to be the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit.
I’m super excited about all the great work that is being done with ASP.NET AJAX Extensions and all the customer excitement and usage. Read all the details on Scott Guthrie’s blog and let us know what you think!