Microsoft has released beta 2 of its ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 framework, a free framework for quickly creating a new generation of more efficient, more interactive and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across all the most popular browsers. There are three different pieces you can download:
2) The ASP.NET AJAX 2.0 Futures November CTP: This naming is a little different than what we have used before. This is a set of functionality that builds on top of the core ASP.NET AJAX Extensions release. Some of the code has been around awhile and continues to evolve, while some of what we will include in the Futures CTP may shift more dramatically based on feedback and further scenario work.
3) The AJAX Control Toolkit: It builds on top of the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions but does not requires the Futures CTP. This rich set of controls, behaviors and extenders are released with the source code. Developers-at-large contribute to the code and are the major driving force behind the release. A special thanks to the team for reacting to some late breaking changes.
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