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The Telerik and Kendo UI R1 2020 release has landed. Check out the latest updates and learn what's new!

We work hard to make continuous and steady progress for you every day!

Over 30 years ago, Masaaki Imai sat down to write the groundbreaking book KAIZEN: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success. Through this book, the term Kaizen was introduced in the world.

"Kaizen means improvement. Moreover, it means continuing improvement in personal life, home life, social life, and working life. When applied to the workplace Kaizen means continuing improvement involving everyone – managers and workers alike." —Masaaki Imai

Kaizen fundamentals are solid, simple and straightforward:

  • Standardize. Come up with a process.
  • Measure. Quantify exactly how good that process is.
  • Compare. Make sure your process is meeting specific needs.
  • Innovate. Find and remove redundancy and waste.
  • Standardize. Come up with a better process based on what you've learned.
  • Repeat. Do it all over again.



Following the Kaizen philosophy, we had 120 days for continuous improvements from our previous release on September 18, 2019 up to now in the Telerik and Kendo UI products. We use every single day to progress forward with steady, stable steps. And now, the new release of Telerik and Kendo UI is here!

With newly released controls, features and improvements you as developers will be perfectly equipped with everything you need to deliver outstanding and visually appealing applications across web, desktop and mobile in less time and with less effort.

Read on for more details, and for those of you who just want to get the bits right away, you can get them here.

Release Highlights by Product

Get an overview of everything that's new across the entire release here, and be sure to dig into the details in the individual product blog posts, which are packed with more information about the latest updates. 

Telerik UI R1 2020 Release

Telerik UI

Web Development

Telerik UI for Blazor

The Fastest Growing Native Component Suite introduces new controls, viewer for Reporting and much more! 

  • New Grid features: Row Virtualization, Column Reordering and Resizing, Scrolling, Batch Editing 
  • New components: Scheduler, ComboBox and Autocomplete
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Accessibility and Keyboard support
  • Official support for .NET Core 3.1
  • Read More: Release Blog Post | Product Page

Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core & Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC  

  • New Components: FileManager, Breadcrumb and Badge 
  • Enhancements in Grid (Column Virtualization), Scheduler, Editor, Filter and TreeList
  • Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core official support for .NET Core 3.1  
  • Read More: Release Blog Post (Core / MVC) | Product Page (Core / MVC)

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX  

Desktop Development  

Telerik UI for WPF 

  • New TaskBoard control, Syntax Editor is now RTM, ScheduleView: Agenda View and Splash Screens 
  • Official support for.NET Core 3.1 LTS 
  • Read More: Release Blog Post | Product Page

Telerik UI for WinForms 

Mobile Development  

Telerik UI for Xamarin 

  • New Components: List Picker, Templated Picker and DateTime Picker
  • SpreadProcessing library for .NET Standard
  • New Calendar View - AgendaView
  • All controls support HotReload
  • Read More: Release Blog Post | Product Page


Telerik Reporting 

  • New report viewer control for Telerik UI for Blazor
  • Crystal Report Converter v.2 in Telerik Reporting 
  • SQL DataSource wizard and dedicated editors for complex properties in Web-based report designer in Telerik Reporting 
  • Read More: Release Blog Post | Product Page

Telerik Report Server 

  • Improved Web-based report designer in Telerik Report Server
  • Read More: Product Page

Telerik JustMock 

  • Implement support for execution of .NET Core tests by the Azure Pipeline task
  • Implement Visual Studio 2019 as a Test platform option for the Azure Pipeline extension
  • Read More: Release Blog Post | Product Page

Kendo UI R1 Release 2020

Kendo UI

Kendo UI for Angular 

  • New Components: Checkbox, Radio Button, Avatar, Chips, Card, File Select and Floating Label
  • Grid Enhancements: Column Virtualization, Performance Improvements
  • TreeView Enhancements: Drag & Drop Nodes
  • Editor Enhancements: Keyboard Navigation, Accessibility
  • Upload Enhancements: Support for Chunking
  • New Sample App: Financial Dashboard App
  • Read More: Release Blog Post | Product Page


  • New Components: Form, Drawer, Card, Checkbox, Avatar and Filter
  • DataTools Package Enhancements
  • Scheduler Enhancements: Keyboard Navigation, Custom Rendering, Accessibility Compliance
  • TreeList Enhancements: Column Virtualization, Frozen Columns, Resize Columns, Reorder Columns, Multi-column Headers
  • NumericTextBox Enhancements
  • Read More: Release Blog Post | Product Page

Kendo UI for jQuery 

  • New Components: Breadcrumb, Badge and File Manager
  • Grid Enhancements: Column Virtualization
  • TreeList Enhancements: Search Panel
  • Editor Enhancements: Merge Table Tool, Format Painter Tool
  • Scheduler Enhancements: Auto-sizing of Events
  • FilterEnhancements: Custom Filter Function, Custom Operators per FieldandFormat Expression Preview
  • Timeline Enhancements: Shared DataSource Support
  • New Sample App: Financial Dashboard App
  • Read More: Release Blog Post | Product Page

Kendo UI for Vue  

About DevCraft 

DevCraft is the finest collection of developer tools, and includes modern, feature-rich and professionally designed UI components as well as reporting and productivity tools from the Telerik and Kendo UI suites. DevCraft will arm you with everything you need to deliver outstanding applications in less time and with less effort. With the backup of our legendary support team, which consists of the developers who actually build the products, you can rest assured that you have a stable partner to rely on along your journey. You can learn more about DevCraft here

Sign Up for the Release Webinars

Seeing is believing, so register to see all the new features – the webinars are coming up fast! It will help you to follow along easily if you download the latest release here.

January 21, 2020 @11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET  

What’s new in Web Development Solutions


  • Telerik UI for Blazor
  • Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core
  • Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC
  • Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX

Register for the Web Session

January 21, 2020 @11:45 a.m. ET – 12:30 p.m. ET 

What’s new in Desktop, Mobile, Reporting and Mocking solutions 

  • Telerik UI for WPF 
  • Telerik UI for WinForms
  • Telerik UI for Xamarin
  • Telerik Reporting
  • Telerik JustMock

Register for the Desktop Session

January 23, 2020 @11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET 

What’s new in Kendo UI for Angular 

Register for the Angular Session 

January 23, 2020 @11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET   

What’s new in KendoReact 

Register for the React Session 

January 23, 2020 @12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET 

What’s new in Kendo UI for jQuery 

Register for the jQuery Session 

January 23, 2020 @12:30 p.m. – 13:00 p.m. ET 

What’s new in Kendo UI for Vue 

Register for the Vue Session

About the Author

Galina Jordanowa

Galia is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Telerik UI for Blazor, Telerik UI for .NET MAUI, Telerik Reporting, Telerik Report Server and Telerik DevCraft at Progress. She has 23+ years in marketing, improving the sales, performance and reputation of a great number of international companies. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, psychology, mountain climbing and music. Follow her on LinkedIn.

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