UI for Windows Universal is Retired

Learn about the retirement of UI for Windows Universal and end user options

A Heritage of Serving Developers

Progress® Telerik® tools have always been about empowering developers to do their best work in less time. Over the past 15 years, we’ve expanded our product portfolio to keep pace with the latest technologies, trends and innovations. As developers needs change and evolve, we adapt our offerings accordingly, by both adding new products for new technologies, as well as retiring products that have served their purpose, thus ensuring that we are focused in investing our efforts in the products that provide the most value to you as a developer.

Why is UI for Windows Universal Being Retired?

When Windows 8 was released with the concept of Metro-style apps, we responded by introducing two UI suites for it - UI for Windows Universal and UI for Windows Phone. Recently Microsoft adapted to a new muti-device development with the release of Windows 10. The goal is to deliver a truly stunning experience to its users, be it on desktop or mobile, with a single app that runs on all Windows 10 devices. As such, Windows 8 and Windows 7 and 8 Mobile have been slowly decreasing in usage and giving way to the future of UWP applications. 

We are focusing on products in our portfolio which enhance your productivity by working with the most popular and rising development platforms. In that way, we’ll continue to provide the best UI and productivity tools to help developers keep pace with the latest trends and technologies.

Staying true to our calling, we are increasing our investments in tooling around the latest technologies developers need. This includes .NET related products like UWP and Xamarin, our JavaScript offerings of Kendo UI for Angular 2 and the brand-new Kendo UI for React, and our cross-platform mobility offering through NativeScript, to just name a few.

What Does This Mean to Me as a Customer?

To provide you with as smooth a transition as possible, UI for Windows Universal product support will continue for one year before ending on April 20th, 2018 and the accompanying Support and Learning resources will remain available. However, effective immediately there will be no new features or product updates.

Get in Touch with Your Questions

We understand that this might be an inconvenience and we strongly encourage you to go ahead and try out our Telerik UI for UWP product, which is now open source.

In addition, we’re ready and will do our best to answer any questions or comments you might have. Drop us a line at the email below.