Tuesday, June 28th, 2005p>Microsoft got hit by the Ajax term like everyone else. They have been “doing Ajax” for a long time, as many companies had been, before the Ajax term took off. If you looked at ASP.NET 2.0 (Whidbey) you would have seen Ajax all over the shop. They have components that you can drag and drop in that use Ajaxian techniques.
They want the world to know that “WE DID AJAX!”, so they packaged together Atlas:
Microsoft’s Atlas is a “Web client framework” designed to make the job of building AJAX-style applications simpler, said Charles Fitzgerald, the company’s general manager for platform technologies.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:52 am