Friday, April 11, 2008

Reminder: Q1 2008 due next week

If you're not already counting down the days with the Q1 2008 quiz game (any why aren't you?!), don't forget that next week welcomes the introduction of the big Q1 2008 release! There has already been a lot of coverage on what to expect in this release in my past blog posts, and even more info is being revealed day-by-day in the Q1 game. I highly encourage you to review those resources to remind yourself what's new, what's changed, and what's important in the Q1 release.

Since I've dedicated most of my previous coverage to the enhancements coming in the ASP.NET AJAX controls, let me take a moment and highlight some of the cool new things coming to the Reporting and WinForms products:

Telerik Reporting

  • Brand new VS-integrated designer with much improved layout support
  • New! Export to RTF
  • New! Automatic report parameter UI (for accepting run-time user supplied parameters)
    • Available in both ASP.NET and WinForms viewers
RadControls for WinForms
  • Radically improved and highly optimized RadGridView
  • New! RadCarousel and RadForm controls
  • New! Help Desk and CAB demo apps
  • 2 new themes
Clearly, a lot happening across the Telerik portfolio of products. There are even some exciting new previews of the RadControls for WPF and Silverlight coming soon, but that's all I can say about that for now (more details soon). In the mean time, clear some time next week to start upgrading your projects to the Q1 2008 release, which should drop by mid-week. Keep your readers tuned to this blog for up-to-the-minute updates!