It's my great honor and privilege to once again introduce you to another HUGE Telerik developer tools release! Today marks the official Q1 2011 release and it is packed with improvements that solidify Telerik's position as an end-to-end provider of tools for software development. I know that your time is valuable and your inbox is full, but I encourage to spend a few minutes reviewing all of the various news items in this month's newsletter because odds are that there are improvements in Q1 2011 that can make your developer life easier.
With our Q3 2010 release, I challenged you to try at least one product from the Telerik Ultimate Collection that you had never tried before. For Q1 2011, I have a new challenge. Download and install Telerik JustCode, our Visual Studio productivity plug-in. In Q1 2011, JustCode adds an integrated decompiling feature. Directly from Visual Studio, without running a separate program, you can now easily browse the source for any assembly just as easily as you would navigate to the definition of your own types. It's amazing! Take the challenge. Try JustCode and tell me about your experience (email@example.com).
The Q1 2011 release also marks the official introduction of RadControls for Windows Phone, a brand new visual designer for OpenAccess ORM, and new controls like the RadRichTextBox for WPF and RadRibbonBar for ASP.NET AJAX. There is so much news with this release- like the $99 introductory price for our Windows Phone tools and new SQL Server support in OpenAccess Free Edition- that I can't even fit the highlights in this short intro. Visit my blog for an expanded look at the Q1 2011 highlights and register today for the Q1 2011 What's New webinars happening next week to help you fully take advantage of Q1 bits. Have fun with Q1!
Todd Anglin, Chief Evangelist