R2 2018 Sneak Peek Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX, MVC and Core_870x220

It’s hard to believe that the second release of the year is just around the corner. As you may have heard, R2 2018 of our Telerik and Kendo UI tools will be available on Wednesday, May 16th. This release is truly special.

Introducing Conversational UI Across the Board

First, we are releasing a new set of controls across all products – Conversational UI, the industry’s first set of packaged chatbot framework-agnostic user interface controls and components that enable .NET and JavaScript developers to create modern conversational chatbot experiences in their web, mobile and desktop applications.

For Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX, Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC and Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core the Conversational UI controls will come with five robust features, including:

  • Built-in hero cards
  • Built-in suggested actions
  • Built-in simple message and typing indicator
  • Custom card and attachment templates
  • Easy connectivity to bot chat services

Because our Conversational UI is well-suited with all major chatbot frameworks including Microsoft Bot, Facebook Wit.ai, Google DialogFlow, Amazon Lex and more, you can build your bot with the framework you are most comfortable using and still style your bot with the best front-end tools for .NET and JavaScript.

New Features in Telerik R2 2018 for the .NET Web Dev

But we didn’t stop there. We have also updated our documentations and samples to provide guidance for integration with major cloud services like Azure, AWS and Google cloud. We have sample apps for Electron and PWA for ASP.NET MVC and Core and Kendo UI.

There’s more – SignalR for ASP.NET Core support, more ASP.NET Core Tag Helpers – to name a few. And while it goes without saying, with every release we also work on bug fixes and stability enhancements for all of our tools.

Try the New Features on May 16th

As we get closer to May 16, keep your eyes on the blog and in your inbox for more details about the release.

Learn More at the Webinar

And make sure you register for our webinars – the Telerik R2 2018 Release webinar is Wednesday, May 30 at 11:30 a.m. ET and the Kendo UI webinar is Thursday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. ET. Both webinars will be broadcast live from ProgressNEXT. See you there!

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Sara Faatz
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Sara Faatz

Sara Faatz is a senior product marketing manager on the Progress Telerik team. She has spent the majority of her career in the developer space building community, producing events, creating marketing programs, and more. When she's not working, she likes diving with sharks, running, and watching hockey.

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