• .NET

    Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 and Data Visualization, Oh My!

    October 22, 2012 Share
    This month is a big one for Microsoft developers. Windows 8 will be generally available in stores on a variety of form factors starting on 10/26, with the BUILD conference following closely in the last week of October. This on top of the Visual Studio 2012 RTM earlier this summer and a Windows Phone 8 release coming soon, and there's a lot going on if you're a Windows developer. If you've read my previous editor's notes this year, you already know that Telerik takes Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 very seriously. As of 10/17, we've officially released our set of XAML and HTML...

  • .NET

    Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 and Data Visualization, Oh My!

    October 22, 2012 Share
    This month is a big one for Microsoft developers. Windows 8 will be generally available in stores on a variety of form factors starting on 10/26, with the BUILD conference following closely in the last week of October. This on top of the Visual Studio 2012 RTM earlier this summer and a Windows Phone 8 release coming soon, and there's a lot going on if you're a Windows developer. If you've read my previous editor's notes this year, you already know that Telerik takes Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 very seriously. As of 10/17, we've officially released our set of XAML...

  • .NET

    Platform Guidance for .NET Developers

    October 12, 2012 Share
    We often get questions from our customers about which of the multitude of app frameworks that Microsoft provides for .NET developers they should pick. WinForms? WPF? Silverlight? ASP.NET? What’s the right solution for their problem? The answer is always the same: it depends. Unfortunately, that’s not very helpful, so we sat down and figured out just what it depends on and whether we can offer clear, concise guidance for our customers. The answer was “yes we can”. 2012 has been a busy year which included two major events in the life of a .NET developer: Silverlight desktop and web have been...

  • .NET

    Telerik Loves Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 RTMs!

    August 20, 2012 Share
    Yesterday’s release of Visual Studio 2012 and Blend for Visual Studio 2012 marks the beginning of a new era. In some ways, VS2012 and Blend are incremental releases, adding even better support for building enterprise and consumer apps and services for the desktop and the web. However, in one very important way, the release of VS2012 and Blend, together with the release of Windows 8 earlier this month, signals a whole new focus for the platform - that of touch-centric tablets - and with it, a whole new way to package and distribute apps for the Windows operating system - the Windows Store. If Windows 8 sells even half of...

  • Company News

    From Telerik VP: Microsoft + ASP.NET + Open Source: This Time for Sure!

    April 11, 2012 Share
    Bullwinkle: “Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of a hat!” Rocky: “Again? That trick never works!” Bullwinkle: “This time for sure!” In the last week or so, I’ve heard mixed reactions to Scott Hanselman’s eye-popping announcement that, in addition to ASP.NET MVC that is already open source, that Microsoft is releasing ASP.NET Web API and Razor as open source as well. Further, and this is the big deal: Microsoft is going to take contributions on their open source ASP.NET components and ship those contributions in the box for future major releases. Of course, this is big news on the face of it, but some...