I fully intended to watch the entire webcast last night but unforseen technical issues with my home office pc meant I dropped out shortly after it started. Thankfully the webcast is available for download. The Public sector developer weblog has the links available. Note: I was asked for registration details again whenI downloaded it this morning so be prepared to use your live login or register to download.
Archive for the Atlas Category
January 2007 is fast going down as the month of key releases.
Today is no different as we see the RTM (final) version of Microsoft ASP.Net Ajax 1.0. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that I have been using the CTP’s and Beta’s since last April and I have seen many improvements. The 1.0 final release promises to be a fundamental release that will see many ASP.Net applications update to include more AJAX capabilities as development departments realize just how easy it is with ASP.Net Ajax.
I’m still not convinced that the bugs are all out, but I do think that you should invest some of your time downloading and using this if only for the ease of hooking up Web services and server-side code to your client-side scripts etc…
ASp.Net Ajax 1.0 allows you to use your existing investment in Visual Studio 2005 to build richer more client friendly ASP.Net applications with less effort. And if that wasn’t enough then make note: it’s from Microsoft and it’s free…
There is also a control toolkit containing over 30 controls for you to make use of including Accordion, AutoComplete, Masked Edit, Tabs. This part is a community shared-source project and there is plenty of documentation, samples and an SDK so you can create your own controls, why not have a go and submit them for inclusion in the toolkit’s future releases.
Then if you are still feeling adventurous you could download the ASP.Net Ajax Futures January CTP which extends the Core ASp.Net Ajax 1.0 platform with extra stuff not yet in the released version. If you used the CTP versions of ASP.Net Ajax then you will possibly need this as some stuff didn’t make it into the release version for one reason or another and you may find your projects break without it.
Today is a good day for news. I just got this from Scott Guthrie’s Blog:
[Via ScottGu’s Blog]
Omar Khan has put together a pretty detailed post over on his MSDN Blog, covering some of what was fixed in SP1 to improve Web development. I was struggling to find any details of the fixes up till now so I figure the more exposure Omar’s post gets, the better it is for us all to see if our issues are fixed in the patch.
One thing I noticed though is that I learned to work around a lot of the issues, I think I’ve experienced almost all of the bugs at some point or another.
If you haven’t applied the patch yet then I suggest you do, it’s not going to be quick but it is going to cure many issues.
The final release of Microsoft ASP.Net Ajax 1.0 (formerly Atlas) grows ever nearer, the RC (Release Candidate) is out today and available to download from the Asp.Net Ajax website.
There are a few changes in this release so you need to read the documentation, specifically the docs covering converting from Atlas CTP to Ajax RC and Converting from Beta 2 to Ajax RC. There’s some new features in there too and the Whitepaper will cover these so more reading I’m affraid.
Not sure I’ll get round to checking this release out what with Christmas on the horizon and all but it’s looking good for the final release.
Hot on the heels of Beta 1 Beta 2 has arrived. There’s been another renaming of what was the value added pack, it’s now known as Ajax Futures.
There’s beena bit of confusion regarding exactly what you need to get if you want to use ASP.NET Ajax so here’s how I see it:
ASP.NET Ajax Beta 2 – this is the main Ajax code that will hook into Visual Studio and give you the ability to create an Ajax project from a template as well as the core tools in the toolbox. Download this if you want to use the Server and client side ASP.NET Ajax functionality to build your site.
ASP.NET Ajax Control Toolkit – This is the core control toolkit, you may need to add these manually to the toolbox, these controls and extenders get you up and running very quickly with ASP.NET Ajax.
ASP.NET 2.0 Ajax Futures November CTP – This adds some extra stuff to the Beta 2 and Control Toolkit. Theres some stuff in here that was included in the original CTP’s (Community Technology Previews) but didn’t make it into the Beta either for compatibility reasons or simply due to time constraints. the general Idea is that stuff will be gradually ported over to the Beta’s or final release eventually when it can be, without compromising the stability.
Sample Applications – These prove invaluable when you are trying to figure out how to do something, worth having and churning through from time to time.
ASP.Net Ajax is worth a look so if you have the visual Studio Express or Full versions you can download and play with the ASP.NET parts otherwise take a look at the library it may prove useful. Download ASP.NET Ajax here.