I'm probably one of the last blogging about this but Atlas, the AJAX framework by Microsft, is going to be renamed. Also other good news: they'll do their best to ship a version 1.0, which will be supported, this year. Now we only get to get used to the new names:
- ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions: The server-side functionality that seamlessly integrates with ASP.NET and uses the same programming model familiar to existing ASP.NET developers.
- ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit: The set of free, shared source controls and components that currently form the "Atlas" Control Toolkit community project hosted on CodePlex.
- Microsoft AJAX = Microsoft AJAX Library + ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions.
You can read more about it on the blogs of Scott Guthrie, Brian Goldfarb & Keith Smith.