Wednesday, March 14, 2007

new RadControl pricing announced

Back in January, I brought your attention to some quiet news on the website regarding changes to the pricing for RadControls for ASP.NET and WinForms. We now have official clarification on the upcoming pricing changes thanks to a recent blog post from Telerik Co-CEO Vassil Terziev.

For the full details about how the licensing and pricing are changing, I encourage you to read Vassil's post. In it he spells out all of the changes to licenses and pricing, and he answers a handful of questions I sent him last week regarding this new information. For those that don't want to read, here is the bottom line (or rather, bottom lines):

  • If you own a RadControls subscription license by April 20th, you get RadControls for ASP.NET, RadControls for WinForms, and Telerik Reporting and all their updates until your current subscription expires
  • When it comes time to renew, you can pick the subscription level you want to renew for the next year. To keep all of the controls and reporting, your early renewal will be $649 (just $150 more than the current $499 renewal).
So if you want to get all that Telerik has to offer next year for the current RadControls subscription price, you need to buy or renew your subscription by April 20th. If your subscription is still 2 or 3 months away from expiring, you may want to renew in early April to lock-in a year's worth of updates at the current pricing. At the end of the day, Telerik is going to be delivering some incredible updates to all control suites in 2007 so no matter when or how you pay for your subscription, you're still getting one of the best values in .NET components available.


Tom said...

Mate, Feedburner seems to be eating the dates on your posts. They keep turning up with a date of 1/1/2007 when read with the RSS reader in Outlook 2007. This has only happened since I switched to the Feedburner feed rather than your direct feed.

Todd Anglin said...


That's strange. I've checked the FeedBurner feed and the dates appear to be correct in the XML. I can confirm that Outlook 2007 seems to have trouble with the FeedBurner feed, though. When I added Telerik Watch to Outlook 07 all posts were downloaded with a date of 12/31/2006.

After a little research, it turns out this is a "bug" in Outlook 2007's built-in reader and with Blogger. You can see the details in this discussion:

I will continue to monitor this issue and see what I can do to fix the problem. In the mean time, I'd recommend subscribing to the "old" Blogger feed to get the correct dates. Sorry for the trouble!