Microsoft to ship fully supported Ajax development product

Microsoft plans to release a fully commercial version of Atlas, its Ajax-based web development platform.

Microsoft plans to release a fully commercial version of Atlas, its Ajax-based web development platform.

Ajax is used by developers to more easily build interactive web pages that can automatically deliver content to users.

Scott Guthrie, Microsoft general manager for web development tooling, said, “Over the last year we’ve been working hard on Atlas. It has evolved, changed, and grown because of the amazing amount of feedback and early adoption that we’ve seen, with more than 250,000 downloads this year alone.”

Guthrie said the company now intended to ship a fully supported Atlas 1.0 release on top of the ASP.net 2.0 product, and ensure that it works with Visual Studio 2005.

He said the company planned to ship Atlas 1.0 “by around the end of this year”.

The plan is to first have a beta, then a release candidate, then decide on the final date based on customer feedback, to ensure a fully supported product this year.


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