by MichaelF on February 01, 2007 06:34pm


I wanted to take a moment to let the Port 25 community that Microsoft has officially released ASP.NET AJAX to the web under the Microsoft Permissive License (Ms-PL).  Under this release developers are free to modify the Microsoft AJAX Library Scripts and can distribute derivative works per the terms of the Ms-PL. 

As part of the release some improvements have been made:

    • Performance and scalability have been improved for shared hosting scenarios
    • Globalization fixes to ScriptManager and ScriptResource handler to support date and number parsing and UI culture fallback


This week we also released the ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions source code under the Microsoft Reference License (Ms-RL).  This release was intended to help the community with debugging, maintenance and interoperability challenges with the additional hope that the transparency helps establish better coding patterns and guidelines.

You can find ASP.NET AJAX here.

Check back tomorrow when we'll post an interview with Steve Marx, Technical Evangelist for ASP.NET AJAX who talks about the release and shows us a demonstration of the technology.