Rich Internet Applications (RIA’s) represent a growing proportion of our custom software development. Using such libraries as jQuery or Prototype we are able to deliver rich client-side functionality that is cross-browser compatible with greater ease than ever before.
With this announcement, it is clear that Microsoft understands the trend and is looking for opportunities to capitalize on it.
For us as developers, VS2010 will allow us to build even better, more robust web applications that can run on a multitude of browsers and operating systems.
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