Following all this buzz about jQuery we will be dropping the official V1 release of RIAnimation with insane performance and design time enhancements. It has ben completely ported to the new jQuery UI Effects library and has some awesome new animations in it. I bet there are some developers out there who can't wait to make their GridViews "explode", literally!
We are just adding desig time support to our first round of RichUI controls and then thy will be dropping as an Alpha project. RichUI is ASP.NET controls that render as jQuery widgets and are completely client-side interaction. This is an awesome set of controls for all you MVC guys out there and has some really nice interaction for all you RIA designers! Some of the controls are: Accordion, Tabs, SplitLayout, RichPanel, and more... Microsoft's Scott Hanselman mentioned they plan to add controls to ASP.NET framework that are based on the jQuery widgets, I wonder if they sould just save the time and use RichUI? It sounds like they are planning exactly what we are doing and almost finished with! For anyone who can't wait, here is a very early Demo of RichUI (ASP.NET jQuery controls).