Q1/Q2 Release Schedule + Roadmap

Jason Beres / Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I have gotten a bunch of emails in the last few weeks about what the roadmap looks like for 2010 so I want to use this opportunity to let you know what is going on and what to expect.

We had originally planned to ship a Visual Studio 2010 feature complete product in March, but with the delay of Visual Studio 2010 to sometime in April, we don’t want to wait to ship.  So we are going to do a special ship date after the RTM of Visual Studio 2010 in May and call it 2010 Volume 2.  This allows us to deliver features on CLR 4 in ASP.NET based on the release bits, and not hold on to them until later in the year.  We’ll still have the usual Q4 release, which will be called 2010 Volume 3, so this year you’ll end up getting 3 releases of the line of business controls with your subscription. 

Though there are a myriad of exciting reasons to move to Visual Studio 2010 and CLR 4, there are two big ones that are going to improve what we can deliver to you this year and beyond:

  • ASP.NET Client Templates (or Client Binding) in ASP.NET Ajax Library – this gives us a client side data access and data binding story that is more in line with the architectures that you have built your Web Forms applications on over the years.  You get the RAD WYSIWYG features of the Visual Studio designer, as well as the flexibility of a client-side, full AJAX story on working with data.
  • CLR 4 Silverlight-WPF Compatibility – With Silverlight 4 and WPF having assembly portability, and with key XAML styling features working across Silverlight and WPF, we can synchronize the code bases without losing functionality in one platform or the other.  This means you get more controls on both platforms, and the XAML and API’s in the controls we will the same or similar to take advantage of specific platform features.

With that in mind, here is the release schedule for 2010.  Below this table is a detailed list of controls and features slated per release.

Date Products Version Notes
15-Mar-2010
  • Windows Forms
  • WPF
  • Silverlight
  • ASP.NET
2010 Volume 1 Continued support for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2
15-Mar-2010
  • WPF Data Visualization CTP
CTP First public CTP of our WPF Data Visualization product

Support for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

10-May-2010

14-Jun-2010

  • Windows Forms
  • WPF
  • Silverlight
  • ASP.NET
2010 Volume 2 Visual Studio 2010 RTM fully regression tested and supported with CLR 4 Features

10-May-2010

14-Jun-2010

  • Silverlight Data Visualization
2010 Volume 1  

10-May-2010

14-Jun-2010

  • Silverlight & WPF
CTP New Scheduling framework and controls that will ship in the fall of 2010 for Silverlight and WPF.
07-Jun-2010
  • WPF Data Visualization
2010 Volume 1 Targeting CLR 4
04-Oct-2010
  • Windows Forms
  • WPF
  • Silverlight
  • ASP.NET
2010 Volume 3 Our usual Q4 release of new controls, components and features for the line of business controls
04-Oct-2010
  • Silverlight Data Visualization
  • WPF Data Visualization
2010 Volume 2 CLR 4, Silverlight 4 Support (based on availability of Silverlight 4 RTM bits)
TBD
  • Silverlight (Web Client)
  • Silverlight (Data Visualization)
  We will ship Silverlight 4 compatible builds when Microsoft RTM’s Silverlight 4

 

Now that you have an idea of the release dates, let’s look at the feature forecast for the releases this year.  Barring any quality issues, we plan on shipping all of the controls below.

NetAdvantage for Win Client - Windows Forms

10.1
  • New Control – Gantt Schedule
  • New Control – Activity Indicator (Marquee)
  • New Control – MessageBox
  • New Control – WinSplitter
  • New Control Style – Windows 7 Scenic Ribbon
  • New Style – AppStylist ISL for Windows 7 Aero
  • Full Support – Default Multi-Touch Gestures for Windows 7
10.2
  • New Control – Stylable Form
  • New Styles – Runtime Dialog AppStylist Support
  • New Feature – CLR 4 Client Profile Support
  • New Features – Customer requests in our Feature Tracker System for various controls

 

NetAdvantage for Win Client – WPF

10.1
  • New Control – Data Cards for xamDataGrid
  • New Control – Tiles Panel
  • New Editors Feature – Spin Increment
  • New Style – Windows 7 Aero
  • Full Support – Default Multi-Touch Gestures for Windows 7
10.2
  • New Control – Menu
  • New Control – Context Menu
  • New Control – Slider
  • New Control – Spell Checker
  • New Control – Dialog Window
  • New Control – Tag Cloud
  • New Control – Combo Box
  • New Control – Color Picker

 

NetAdvantage for Web Client - ASP.NET

10.1
  • New Feature -  WebHierarchicalDataGrid – Outlook Group By
  • New Control - Tab
  • New Control – Explorer Bar
  • New Feature – AJAX Compression
  • New Style – AppStylist WISL for Windows 7 Aero
  • Full Support – Default Multi-Touch Gestures for Windows 7
10.2
  • New Feature – JavaScript Intellisense
  • New Feature – ASP.NET 4 WebDataGrid Client Templates
  • New Feature – ASP.NET 4 WebDataTree Client Templates
  • New Feature – ASP.NET 4 HierarchicalDataGrid Client Templates
  • New Feature – ASP.NET 4 WebDropDown Client Templates
  • New Feature – ASP.NET 4 WebDataGrid Domain Data Source
  • New Feature – WebHierarchicalDataGrid Filtering
  • New Feature – WebDataGrid Column Summaries
  • New Feature – WebDataTree Drag & Drop
  • New Feature – Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets
  • New Feature – Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Designer Integration

 

NetAdvantage for Web Client - Silverlight

10.1
  • New Control – Office 2007 Ribbon + Windows 7 Scenic Ribbon
  • New Control – Compression Library
  • New Control – Combo Editor
  • New Component – Persistence Framework
  • New Component – Conditional Formatting Engine
  • New Feature – xamWebGrid Unbound Column
  • New Feature – xamWebGrid Template Column
  • New Feature – xamWebGrid Excel Filter Menu
  • New Feature – xamWebGrid Virtual Collection
  • New Feature – UI Automation
  • Full Support – Default Multi-Touch Gestures for Windows 7
10.2
  • New Feature – xamWebGrid Column Chooser
  • New Feature – xamWebGrid Cell Tooltips
  • New Feature – xamWebGrid Custom Row
  • New Control – Color Picker
  • New Control – RIA Services Domain Data Source

 

NetAdvantage for Silverlight Data Visualization

10.1
  • New Control - OLAP Pivot Grid
  • New Control - High Speed Data Chart
  • New Control - Relationship Map
  • New Control - Tree Map
  • New Control - Barcodes
  • New Control - Excel Library
  • New Features – Timeline performance, data binding enhancements

NetAdvantage for WPF Data Visualization

10.1
  • New Control - OLAP Pivot Grid
  • New Control - High Speed Data Chart
  • New Control - Relationship Map
  • New Control - Tree Map
  • New Control - Barcodes
  • New Control - Excel Library
  • New Control – Timeline
  • New Control – Geospatial Map
  • New Control – Linear Gauge
  • New Control – Radial Gauge
  • New Control – Digital Gauge
  • New Control – Bullet Graph
  • New Features – Timeline performance, data binding enhancements

If you’ve made it this far in the post, you’ll notice that we’re shipping a brand new product this year, NetAdvantage for WPF Data Visualization, which brings to market all of the awesomeness in our Silverlight Data Visualization to WPF.  We’re also going to bring an innovative Silverlight and WPF scheduling suite of controls to market, you’ll start seeing those CTP’s in Q2.  I hope that you also noticed our continued investment in Windows Forms, with 6 brand new controls, including an amazing Gantt control that works just like Microsoft Project!

If you are looking for something and not seeing it, please let me know.  I’ll update that roadmap with the Q4 offerings a little later in Q2.  And if you have submitted a feature request through support or online, we are going to do our best work those into these releases as well.

As usual, please shoot me an email at jasonb@infragistics.com if you have any questions,

Thanks

Jason