Two great pieces of Web development were announced today. Steve posted his work on getting WCF and the ATLAS development environment aligned. The significance of this is that it shows the spectrum of capabilities of WCF from simple REST services, through AJAX supoprt to the feature rich WS-* protocols. Expect WCF to be the fundamental plumbing in many MS products over the next few years.
The other announcement was the availability of Windows Live developer center. Now you can start to more easily builld Web applications using Windows Live services.