Long-time Telerik customers know that the value of a Telerik subscription extends far beyond the high quality tools we ship, encompassing industry leading support, constantly updated training materials, and an aggressive release cycle that continues to deliver three major releases every year! While some companies continue to charge more while offering less, and .NET framework components evolve at “framework speed,” Telerik innovates quickly to deliver more value in a year than virtually any other software tools vendor. And now that Q2 and the first round of service packs are behind us, it’s time to start looking ahead to the final release of 2010.
Q3 2010 is once again shaping-up to be a huge release. It’s becoming a bit cliché at this point to tout a release as “huge,” but there’s really no other way to describe our Q releases as each subsequent release delivers more updates to more products. To help you start planning for what’s next, we’ve started to publish the Q3 2010 Road Maps for many of the Telerik products.
I’ll provide direct links to the Road Maps below, but first, some cool highlights from what we’ve revealed so far:
- 2 New Controls: TreeList and Button (richer versions of ASP’s LinkButton, ImageButton, and Button)
- RadCalendar: New Range Selection feature
- RadAsyncUpload: New Inline progress indicator
- New Controls: TimePicker and DateTimePicker
- Grid: Many enhancements, including Column Reordering
- Accessibility improvements + some exciting secret work
- New Control: RadCommandBar (will replace RadToolStrip)
- RadGridView: Adding support for ORM hierarchy, event-based hierarchy
- RadScheduler: Adding in-place editors + Time Zones support
- ORM [UPDATED]
- [Updated: As can happen when looking in to the future, the road map for OpenAccess ORM has changed slightly since the original post.]
- New LinqToSql converter (to help you transition from “dead” L2S to OpenAccess)
- Improved Schema updates, WCF Data Service generation
- New Database Support: Postgres
- Adding XML Report Serialization and Extended report interactivity (sorting, drill-down for table items)
- Adding TFS 2010 bi-directional sync
Exciting? Yes. For now, try to stay focused and productive with the Q2 2010 bits and start making time for the Q3 2010 launch this November. You can find full road map details using the links below.