According to Scott Guthrie's blog Microsoft has released Beta 1 of it's AJAX tool, ASP.Net AJAX (formerly known as Atlas) at

There are three flavors of download options:

  1. The ASP.NET AJAX v1.0 “Core”
  2. The ASP.NET AJAX “Value-Add” CTP
  3. The ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit

The most interesting of them all is the latter which includes 28 free, really cool, AJAX-enabled controls that are built on top of the ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 “Core” download.

The new beta features enhanced support for the Safari browser, and enhanced debugging support.

Moreover, Guthrie said Microsoft's plan is "to release a beta refresh in a few weeks that incorporates customer feedback, then ship an RC release after that, and then ship it as a fully supported 1.0 release once people feel it is ready." However, he said, the APIs "are pretty close to being final."

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