I'm really pleased to be able to announce that Microsoft today joined the OpenAjax alliance.
The OpenAjax alliance is a group of vendors, open source projects and companies using AJAX that are focused on developing common AJAX standards and ensuring interoperability across different AJAX frameworks, tools and technologies. Joining the group will help ensure that the Microsoft AJAX Library and ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions integrate well with other AJAX frameworks and server technologies.
Bertrand Le Roy from the ASP.NET Team will be representing Microsoft in the organization's upcoming meetings. Stay tuned to his blog to stay up to date.
Hope this helps,