Only six short weeks before the Q4 release, telerik has delivered another service pack for the Q3 2006 release. It has been almost a year since telerik last delivered three service packs for a quarterly release (Q4 2005 matched the feat), so this has been a busy quarter for telerik and the developers implementing each service pack. The latest release delivers mostly bug fixes and enhanced support for a number of "special case" uses of the r.a.d.controls. There are, however, a few specific enhancements worth mentioning. If you were a fan of the PersistStateInCookie property of pre-version 4 r.a.d.panelbar, you'll be happy to know that the property is back. You can once again set this property to True and rely on cookies to keep track of the panelbar's client state. r.a.d.grid has added a number of new properties to the export command. You can now specify the filename and set the exported data to open in a new window directly from the ExportToExcel method (I'm not sure if the same has been added to the ExportToExcel2007 method). There are a myriad of other items in this service pack from new documentation for ajax, to "major performance improvements" in splitter, to continued support for the latest ASP.NET AJAX Beta 2. Check out the full release notes here. So before you leave for the holidays (if you're State side), be sure to visit telerik.com and download the latest and greatest r.a.d.controls.