I want to thank everyone that joined me on Monday for the What’s New in Q3 2011 for Data Tools webinar. We had a lot of great questions, and saw many of the new awesome features available in Telerik Reporting and OpenAccess ORM for Q3. In such a short time span it is not possible to cover everything; so make sure to stay tuned to my blog, or the team blog. Over the next few weeks we will cover even more of the awesome Q3 features!
For those of you that missed out on the fun, the webinar is now live on Telerik TV. Make sure to go watch it… go ahead…I will wait :)
I promised to post all the great questions from the webinar; so here they are in all their glory! I tried to consolidate, and answer, all questions. If I missed any feel free to shoot me an email :)
No, profiler requires an OpenAccess-based log.
Yes! You can read more about them both here.
Thanks! We know! :) Give it a spin and let us know what you think!
It is supported! We call it the Fluent API, and it works very well. You can learn more about in this documentation article, and this video series. The brand new NuGet Packages make it a breeze to get started with the Fluent API. So give it a spin! :)
Not really - we cover the same model creation principles. However we provide many tools that make it easier to work with your data. To see some of the key features we provide over EF check out this webinar, and to see a full comparison take a look at this page.
You can find a brief description here, and a more complete guide here.
We tend to think that it is much easier to use - we have many wizards and tools which help you build your data access layer. Feel free to try it out!
Unfortunately, OpenAccess ORM does not support IBM DB2 at the moment.
We are not planning any tools for EF at this time. I will pass your suggestion to the team though!
We are working on MVC3 templates. Hopefully we will have them later this year. MVC4 templates will be available as soon as Visual Studio goes out of beta.
You can see a full list of the supported databases on this page.
Yes, the profiler is free with OpenAccess ORM Q2 2011+
Interesting question :) Entity Frameowrk is one, Linq 2 SQL is another :)
We have an EF to OpenAccess converter which should help you convert your EF model to OpenAccess model.
Not at this time. We are focused on web development, but I will pass your suggestion to the team.
It is in the works! We will have a quick getting started guide in a few weeks. Please use the updated documentation, SDK, and awesome support services until then!
Of course! You can run it from the context menu in design time.
No, it operates with OpenAccess logs and data only.
You can check all supported databases here.
We have such plans. The team is working on the first version. Fingers crossed, we will have it next year!
Yes, although there is a slight issue which will be addressed in SP1
Watermarks allow you to embed information (image and/or text) into the report. Such information can be (but is not limited to) verifying the report's authenticity, the identity of its owner, or the sensitivity of the data in the report. For example: CONFIDENTIAL or DRAFT
Yes, you turn the interactive layout off.
This is based on a setting in Telerik Reporting - you can set the group to be expanded or collapsed by default.
Telerik Reporting will auto-generate the print preview for the report, yes. Note: that this is for reports created with Telerik reporting - it cannot do print previews for WPF forms.
No, Telerik Reporting uses another charting engine, which will be improved next year.
We also had some great questions I plan to answer in upcoming blogs. Listed below are a few of the blog topics brought up during the webinar. Make sure to check back for updates, and I will make sure to update the links as I publish them. :)