"Without further adieu, Microsoft released its ASP.Net AJAX 1.0 technology, formerly called Atlas, to the Web on Tuesday.
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Now Microsoft has released its first official version of the technology which they are calling ASP.NET AJAX 1.0. I liked the name ATLAS myself, but I suppose that's not descriptive enough for the rest of the world.
Microsoft gives every project a code name. I'm reminded of rumors floating around several years ago that there were two projects at Microsoft named "Beavis" and "Butthead". Apparently, the project manager decided he would think more carefully about project code names when he found himself presenting the achievements of the "Butthead" project to the higher ups.