The ASP.NET AJAX Beta is now available.  This beta is the culmination of a one-year cycle since our initial public CTP at PDC in 2005 and is the result of herculean effort by the UI Framework team and the wonderful feedback of our community.  This sets the stage for RC in November and an RTM near the end of the calendar year.

This release includes a number of significant changes:

  1. An update to http://www.asp.net/ and http://ajax.asp.net/ to support the release
  2. A comprehensive whitepaper detailing changes between the CTP’s and Beta
  3. A simple to follow migration guide to help developers
  4. Updated documentation
  5. A revised ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit
  6. And much, much more

This release is composed of three parts:

  1. The Beta of the soon to be fully-supported “core” ASP.NET AJAX functionality
  2. A new CTP of additional functionality that runs on top of the Beta “core”
  3. A new ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit that runs on top of the Beta “core” and new CTP