Not all Microsoft technologies and projects come out of large development teams with huge budgets and equally huge objectives. There are in fact a variety of very useful technologies which are fairly low-key and the result of small development efforts.
"Gestalt" is a technology that allows web developers to easily include ruby, python, and even Silverlight code directly within the html of their websites. No fancy tools are necessary (or available at the moment). It also work cross platform and cross browser. The end result is rich and powerful web applications which are exceedingly easy to develop and deploy.
In this episode I'll be talking with Nishant Kotharny and Joshua Allen to find out exactly why Gestalt is so cool, and after seeing their demo, I dare you not to want to check it out yourself.
You can download Gestalt and kick the tires here: