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Our second release is here, and we are excited to share all the latest updates across Telerik Reporting and Telerik Report Server. Check out how to generate PDF documents with all applicable accessibility standards, fetch JSON-formatted data or how to use desktop viewers in .NET Core applications. 

The next major versions of Telerik Reporting and Telerik Report Server products have been just published. Now, it's time to introduce the latest features and improvements packed into the R2 2019 release. 

Here’s a quick look at the things we are most excited about: 

PDF Documents Accessibility 

As we keep striving to provide the best user experience for all end-users, it is essential that we can reach out to a wider audience. PDF export format is the most used one in our product, so in this release we decided to continue to push forward our efforts to introduce accessibility support for the exported PDF documents. This improvement is especially important for organizations who broadly use this format like banks, government institutions and big enterprises, where the accessibility support is a must. This will ensure accessibility for people with disabilities who use assistive technology such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, joysticks and other technologies to navigate and read electronic content. 

PDF Accessibility

JSON DataSource Component 

As of R2 2019, we enable offline feeding of the reports with data in JSON format. The JsonDataSource component enables data items to display data stored in JSON document, including files or inline string, without writing a single line of code. Using JsonDataSource allows you to access and display data in a report without parsing the JSON document first. This adds another option of self-containing report definition that does not have external dependencies and can be easily shared for report preview and export. 

JSON Data Source

WPF & WinForms Report Viewers for .NET Core 3.0 

Following today's trends, we’ve enabled the WPF and WinForms report viewers to support the up-and-coming .NET Core 3.0. In this new Core version, Microsoft team will add support for the desktop technologies when officially released. With this and the .NET Core 3.0 support for Progress Telerik Windows Forms and WPF control suites, we enable our users to create fully featured .NET Core desktop applications. 

WPF Core Demo

Telerik Reporting REST Service Targeting .NET Core 3.0

We cannot miss to share that in this release, we’ve also improved our Reporting REST Service to support .NET Core 3.0.

Eliminated Bugs 

For the full list of all the bug fixes, check the release notes for Telerik Reporting and Telerik Report Server

Try it Out and Share Feedback 

We want to know what you think—you can download a free trial of Telerik Reporting or Telerik Report Server today and share your thoughts in our Feedback Portal, or right in the comments below.  

Tried DevCraft? 

You can get Reporting and Report Server with Telerik DevCraft. Make sure you’ve downloaded a trial or learn more about DevCraft bundles. DevCraft gives you access to all the toolsets, allowing you to say “no” to ugly apps for the desktop, web, or mobile. 

Watch the Webinars

And don't forget to look at our release webinars, where our technical experts provide a deep dive into all our new features and functionalities. 

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Silviya Boteva
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Silviya Boteva

Silviya Boteva is a frontend developer at Progress. Her passion is creating a pixel-perfect UI and breathing life into the UI components with React. In her heart, she is a traveler, a Bulgarian folklore dancer, bookaholic and coffee addict. Her most loved ones (except her family members) are her two sweet cats.

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