I'm excited today to announce that Microsoft will be
shipping jQuery with Visual Studio going forward. We will distribute the
from the main jQuery branch. The files will continue to use and ship
under the existing jQuery MIT license.
We will also distribute intellisense-annotated versions that
provide great Visual Studio intellisense and help-integration at design-time.
and with a chained command:
The jQuery intellisense annotation support will be available
as a free web-download in a few weeks (and will work great with VS 2008 SP1 and
the free Visual Web Developer 2008 Express SP1). The new ASP.NET MVC
download will also distribute it, and add the jQuery library by default to all
We will also extend Microsoft product support to jQuery
beginning later this year, which will enable developers and enterprises to call
and open jQuery support cases 24x7 with Microsoft PSS.
Going forward we'll use jQuery as one of the libraries used
to implement higher-level controls in the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit, as well
as to implement new Ajax server-side helper methods for ASP.NET MVC. New
features we add to ASP.NET AJAX (like the new client template support) will be designed to integrate nicely with jQuery
We also plan to contribute tests, bug fixes, and patches
back to the jQuery open source project. These will all go through the
standard jQuery patch review process.