Telerik Updates Mobile, Open-Source, Microsoft Solutions

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2015-05-07 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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At its TelerikNEXT conference this week, Telerik announced updates and new features for its mobile, open-source and Microsoft-related tools.

Telerik this week announced that its Kendo UI user interface framework now comes fully equipped with Microsoft Office 365.

Building on this news, Telerik said Microsoft will now offer free Kendo UI licensing to its Office 365 developer program customers. Over the years, Telerik has continually advanced its solutions to support all new Microsoft releases—often even before they are made available to the public, signifying its commitment to the long-standing partnership.

"Office and SharePoint Add-ins can now be built using standard web technologies like HTML and JavaScript that work in Office on the desktop, Office Online and Office for iPad.  We want to ensure we're giving developers great tools," said Chris Johnson, group product manager for Office 365 at Microsoft, in a statement. "The Telerik Kendo UI framework enables developers to build fantastic looking web based Office add-ins. That is why we've opted to give members of our Office 365 Developer Program access to Kendo UI to better enable their development efforts, across the board."

Telerik continues to advance its solutions to support all new Microsoft releases, including ASP.NET 5, MVC 6, Visual Studio 2015, C# 6, Roslyn, the new Edge browser, Office 365 and more. All are supported by the complete Telerik DevCraft toolset.

Telerik also introduced its new .NET report server for developers using the company's popular reporting product to create reports for Web, mobile and desktop applications. Telerik Report Server provides a responsive Web portal where developers can upload reports, manage access permissions and schedule automatic report distribution over email and print. Telerik Report Server is currently in beta and will be officially released this summer.

During the May 4 opening keynote of TelerikNEXT, the company's first global user conference, Telerik announced several updates, including new mobile products, enhancements to its existing solutions, ongoing support for Microsoft development tooling, and new contributions to open source with NativeScript and Telerik JustDecompile.

Acquired by Progress in December 2014, Telerik continues to support the application development community across every facet of its business, with the release of NativeScript and Telerik Screen Builder offerings, updates to its entire product portfolio and strategic initiatives with Microsoft and Google.

"We couldn't have been more thrilled with the incredible momentum on display from attendees and employees alike at TelerikNEXT," said Karen Tegan Padir, president of Application Development and Deployment at Progress. "When Progress acquired Telerik, we knew we were getting a transformative player in the application development space. Everything we knew prior to the acquisition has not only held true, but has exceeded all expectations. We've delivered on multiple product releases and will continue to make investments in our market-leading Telerik technologies."

Over the past year, Telerik made its commitment to open source known with the release of Telerik Kendo UI Core framework. The company has since expanded upon that initiative and announced this week the general availability of NativeScript, the JavaScript framework for developing native apps with JavaScript and CSS. This release rounds out the company's cross-platform solutions for various development approaches, including responsive web, hybrid and native. In addition, the Telerik NativeScript framework team is collaborating with Google on early stage integrations around AngularJS 2.0.

"The goal of the AngularJS team has always been to simplify developers' lives," said Brad Green, director of engineering at Google, in a statement. "Telerik shares our philosophy and is known for its UI/UX capabilities. When we learned about NativeScript, it only made sense for us to work together to deliver even more value to our community, at large."

Telerik also announced that it will open source the JustDecompile engine, its .NET assembly browsing and decompiling tool. The Telerik JustDecompile engine enables developers to take an existing compiled assembly—.dll or .exe—and browse the symbols it contains to easily decompile the assembly language back to readable C#, VB and IL. The free tool's core decompiling engine is popular within the Telerik developer community, which is 1.5 million strong. Telerik said it is open-sourcing the JustDecompile technology to ensure its continued, collaborative innovation.

In addition, Telerik introduced its latest mobility offerings with the release of Telerik Screen Builder, enabling low code development for the non-developer and expanded backend services capabilities for the enterprise architect. Telerik Screen Builder enables developers to create screens visually, connect to data and edit in real-time within Telerik AppBuilder. With latest product releases, Telerik is rounding out its mobile offering to better enable anyone interested in building mobile apps—from low code-to-no-code through the most technical deployments.

Telerik also recently released the Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud (DEC), a digital marketing platform that tracks, analyzes and optimizes the customer journey. DEC tracks all customer interactions across device or digital channels and uses predictive analytics to guide marketers with personalized recommendations, including the customers' best next step.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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