Thursday, November 06, 2008

Q3 2008 released! (update)

My second big news item for the week (which most of you have probably already caught by now): the official Q3 2008 release is now live! This is a big release for Telerik- much bigger than Q2- and it includes a lot of new stuff, too much to really cover in a single post. Not only does the Q3 2008 release introduce Telerik's brand new OpenAccess ORM product, it also includes the first official version of our RadControls for Silverlight 2, our brand new charting engine for WPF, among many other new controls and enhancements. Layer that with our just launched redesign and you can see why this has been such a busy week! In the past, when I covered Telerik releases I could easily give you the highlights for the release because I only had to cover the RadControls for ASP.NET. To do the same now requires me to try to bring you the highlights from the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, WinForms, Silverlight, WPF, Telerik Reporting, and Telerik OpenAccess ORM! Clearly the challenge has grown. Still, for those of you looking for the Q3 highlights, here you go:

  • New! Telerik OpenAccess ORM product
  • New! RadControls for Silverlight 2 (including RadDragAndDropFramework and RadNavigation)
  • New! 2D and 3D charting engine for WPF
  • New! RadGauges for WPF and Silverlight
  • New! RadScheduler for WPF and WinForms
  • New! Rich Text support in WinForms controls
  • New! WinForms theme color blending
  • New! RadInputManager for ASP.NET AJAX
  • New! 750+ page (free) book on RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX
  • New! Reporting rendering engine (beginnings of cross tab support coming in Q1)
  • Significantly improved rendering and performance in RadScheduler for ASP.NET AJAX
  • Significantly improved client-side data binding for RadGrid for ASP.NET AJAX
  • UPDATE: How could I forget?! New support for ASP.NET MVC in the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX!
And that really just scratches the surface. For a complete overview of all the changes in each product line be sure to check out all of the release notes (I'll provide links below). This has been a banner year for Telerik and I think this release is a great way to close it out. We hope you enjoy the new bits and are as excited as we are to continue innovating in Q1 next year! Release Notes for the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Release Notes for the RadControls for WinForms Release Notes for the RadControls for WPF [Notes Pending] Release Notes for the RadControls for Silverlight Release Notes for Telerik Reporting Release Notes for Telerik OpenAcess ORM


Asit said...

I love Telerik's new website.

Todd Anglin said...

@Asit- Glad you like the new site! We've definitely worked hard to improve on the last version and we're happy to see that you guys like it.