This morning we announced the release of the ASP.NET ‘Atlas’ Technology Preview this morning at PDC05.
Some highlights: a light weight easy to use web services programming model (AJAX like) for communicating back to Web Services (asmx) and Windows Communication Framework “Indigo”, support for ASP.NET Application Services including Profile and Membership (look for the AuthenticationService). There are datasources that run in the browser and use web services to connect back to the web serrer, great controls such as listview, itemview and numerous cool items such as hover, popup autocomplete, drag and drop, … there is even a Map control that we have partnered with the great Virtual Earth team on. There is Visual Studio 2005 project level integration (through VSIs) Documentation and Hands on Labs and Quickstart Tutorials..
These are early bits, please send your feedback.