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  • Blog Post: Microsoft joins OpenAjax Alliance

    I am sure you have heard the news already but wanted to post anyway following a long day of meetings and press briefings that prevented me from doing so sooner. Well, the rumors are true: Microsoft has officially joined OpenAjax Alliance (OAA) . Over the past year we were really focused on bringing ASP...
  • Blog Post: Free ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Clinic from Microsoft Learning

    I am excited to announce the launch of a new, free, 2-hour " Developing Enhanced Web Experiences with Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Extensions " clinic created by Microsoft E-Learning . The delivery of this clinic helps us reach a major milestone in our content & training roadmap for ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 following...
  • Blog Post: Nikhil Does it Again

    ASP.NET AJAX Architect, Nikhil Kothari , has released 3 updated server controls (one existing, two new) for ASP.NET AJAX 1.0: UpdateHistory A non-visual control that allows you to add history entries to the browser's navigation stack selectively for some post-backs, and not for some others. This helps...
  • Blog Post: "WPF/E" == "Wow"

    Now that the "WPF/E" February 2007 CTP is available, I'm sure many of you want to see how cool it is and want to know what all the buzz is about? Just point your browser to http://www.vista.si/ and experience the better Web of the future. If your Slovenian is not quite what it used to be, first...
  • Blog Post: Refactor! for ASP.NET 2.0

    Want to save some serious time developing your ASP.NET 2.0 Web sites using Visual Studio 2005? Tired of mundane copy & paste or tedious global search-and-replace as your primary tools for cleaning up your code? Do you want to make your ASP.NET 2.0 solutions easier to maintain in the future? Do you...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Documentation Released

    The official ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 documentation was released today and includes samples, tutorials, samples in addition to API references. So we have shipped the product, released the source and now the updated docs are available for download. We are still not done and have even more exciting training and...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions Source Code Released

    If you have read the main ASP.NET Community Site page or Scott's blog today, you already know we have delivered on our promise to make the ASP.NET AJAX source code available following last week's release. Here is the blurb... Following the release of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 last week, Microsoft has made the...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Has Shipped

    We have released ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 and it is now available for immediate download on our newly redesigned ASP.NET AJAX Community Site . You can read more about this major milestone on Scott's blog . There are 4 things that excite me the most about this release: Now developers have a fully-supported solution...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX wins Product of the Year

    As you may have already read over on Glavs Blog , Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX was recently awarded the Developer.com Product of the Year 2007 award in the " .NET Tool or Add-in " category. Other finalists in that category included some very popular tools: CodeSmith Lutz Roeder's .NET Reflector NUnit TestDriven...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX v1.0 Beta ("Atlas")

    Since we release the Beta of ASP.NET AJAX v1.0 (code-name "Atlas") about a week ago, there has been a ton of buzz throughout the trade press and developer community. The buzz was mostly anticipated considering we have made many visible and behind-the-scenes improvements each meant to help developers...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX Mash-It-Up Contest Winners

    Congratulations to all the winners of the Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Mash-It-Up contest . They are: Grand Prize Winner : GeotagIt! created by Alessandro Gallo (Garbin) First Prize Winners : Activeds created by Laijun Xie GPS Trainer created by Bud Cribar HEV Schweiz created by...
  • Blog Post: "Atlas" 1.0 Official Naming and Release Plan

    Scott Guthrie , General Manager of .NET Development Platform, today announced the "Atlas" v1.0 official naming and product release plan via his blog. You can review the specifics by reading Scott's post. In summary: Official Naming Microsoft AJAX Library : The client-side Javascript library...
  • Blog Post: What's New with "Atlas"?

    It's been a while since my last post. The silence and lack of new content is by no way an indication of a lack of new developments in the web platform & tools space here at Microsoft. In fact, I've been pretty busy with some exciting developments over the last month and preparing for our fall event...
  • Blog Post: Simplifying Ajax-Style Web Development

    Below is a link to an article I wrote for the May issue of Computer magazine on Ajax-style web development and ASP.NET codename "Atlas." The publishers at IEEE were gracious enough to allow me to make the article available on my blog otherwise it would cost non-subscribers to read it online. The only...
  • Blog Post: "Atlas" Podcast at MIX

    Wally McClure, of ASP.NET Podcast fame, allowed Thomas Lewis (Technical Evangelist for Web Platform & Tools) and me to prattle on about ASP.NET codename "Atlas" at MIX last month as part of an hour-long podcast. You can never get enough Wally in your life so I was honored to have the opportunity...
  • Blog Post: How To Build a Movie Finder Mash-Up using ASP.NET and Windows Live Local

    Fellow Microsoft employee, Dare Obasanjo , explains how he built a Movie Finder mash-up for the Seattle area using Windows Live Local and ASP.NET . ASP.NET " Atlas " is used to provide compatibility support for non-IE browsers. Fun stuff!
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET "Atlas" January 2006 Release

    The January 2006 Community Tech Preview (CTP) of ASP.NET "Atlas" is now available at http://atlas.asp.net . New features include: Error handling in ScriptManager and UpdatePanel Support for HTTP redirects during partial rendering A new UpdateProgress control that shows status of an asynchronous...
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