When we released the RadEditor Lite for MOSS a few months back, customers immediately contacted us and clearly stated that they need a rich-text editor that was not limited only to the features that are available in the Microsoft's default MOSS editor. People not only required a cross-browser editing experience but also demanded ALL the capabilities of RadEditor in MOSS.
So, after a few months of preparations and development, I'm really excited to make a few announcements:
1. RadEditor for MOSS is finally here! You can find more information here: http://www.telerik.com/products/sharepoint/overview.aspx. You can also find a comparison between the Lite and the full-featured editions here: http://www.telerik.com/documents/RadEditorMOSS_Feature_Comparison.pdf
2. Changes in licensing: due to popular demand, we have moved from a per-server to a per-developer licensing model. The two immediate benefits which have been appreciated by our clients are a) tremendous cost reduction in licensing the bits and b) no delay in the product lifecycle as far as the migration of our ASP.NET controls to MOSS are concerned. The latter can be attributed to the fact that there's no separate SKU to purchase for the RadEditor for MOSS. From now onwards, the full-featured RadEditor for MOSS will be offered as a download with the purchase of a license for RadEditor or RadControls for ASP.NET. Thus, all customers who have RadEditor or RadControls licenses will be able to download the MOSS editor from their Client.net accounts at no additional cost.
In summary, the major goal was to make it easy for customers who are doing standalone ASP.NET apps and SharePoint solutions to utilize the capabilities of our products in both types of projects with a single license and to avoid any confusion what they need if they are doing MOSS development.
3. Detailed documentation is coming your way: we're finishing a detailed tutorial that will show you how to integrate RadControls for ASP.NET in MOSS. Unlike MOSS 2003, we will not ship a separate build of the RadControls for ASP.NET just for MOSS 2007. Instead, we will show you how you can easily use the RadControls for ASP.NET in your MOSS 2007 projects. We are committed to supporting the MOSS 2007 developer community and providing you with essential tools for your custom MOSS development. I will blog about these tutorials as soon as they are available.
P.S. Apologies to all customers whom we had told that the "RadEditor for MOSS is coming in 2 weeks". I couldn’t help but relate this situation to that movie with Tom Hanks called "The Money Pit" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091541/) where he buys a house and decides to renovate it. At some point he asks the construction workers when they are going to be done with the work and they say "2 weeks!" Several months later, he asks them the same question again and the answer still is “2 weeks!":)
As Chief Innovation Officer at Progress, Vassil Terziev is responsible for identifying growth strategies and new market opportunities, as well as promoting internal innovation.
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