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Studio Enterprise with New WinRT Controls

The 2013 v1 release of ComponentOne Studio Enterprise is here! It's the perfect development toolset for professionals who are migrating to new platforms. This release includes an array of new Windows 8 controls; Studio for WinRT XAML now provides over 25 UI and data visualization controls for building compelling Windows Store apps.

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Bernardo Castilho   The Future of the Field
Bernardo Castilho, Chief Technology Officer

While times have changed since I was last in the world of academia, it is refreshing to see that the field I chose is still considered to be a good choice for the today's younger generations. I recently read an article that said that in the technology sector, computer software engineer careers are expected to grow by 48% through 2014.

It is rewarding to see that my fellow developers have laid a solid foundation and have created an environment that is attractive to new prospects. ComponentOne's plans for 2013 and beyond will continue to strengthen this foundation. As the computer software field continues to grow, so too will the technology software developers use to create the software programs of the future.

ComponentOne's extended 2013 v1 WinRT product line and support for HTML5 and touch interfaces hint at things to come. Our offerings will evolve to provide the developers of today and tomorrow the tools they need not only to enhance their applications, but to save them time and effort. For example, our new SpreadJS brings Excel's power and ease-of-use to HTML5 developers. Plus, the latest version of Wijmo makes it a breeze to target mobile devices in addition to the desktop.

 Featured Article

Sean Lawyer   The New Spread Studio for .NET is Here!
Sean Lawyer, Product Manager

ComponentOne is proud to announce the release of the new Spread Studio for .NET, the ultimate cross-platform spreadsheet toolkit for application development. This new suite of tools includes all of the components in Spread 7 for WinForms, Spread 7 for ASP.NET, Spread for WPF-Silverlight, and Spread for WinRT. Now that they are together in one package, you may extend your Spread applications' reach into the new frontier of Windows platforms, including the Windows 8 Store.

The new versions of the Spread.NET controls, Spread 7 for WinForms and Spread 7 for ASP.NET are now licensed separately, and include all of the components in the Professional version of Spread.NET 6 for each respective platform. Customers who have current maintenance subscriptions for either the Standard or Professional license for Spread.NET 6 will receive free license version 7 key for both platforms. Plus, special upgrade pricing is available for registered licensees of version 6 and earlier versions of Spread for Windows Forms and Spread for ASP.NET. Read the full article.

 What's New

ActiveReports 7 SP1 Released
ActiveReports 7 Released   ActiveReports 7 brings more controls, customization, and page layouts. Plus, it now includes tables and matrices (features familiar to Data Dynamics Reports users)! The latest release, ActiveReports 7 SP1, introduces a highly aniticipated WPF Report Viewer and a new PDF/A export option for report archiving. Report migration is now even more seamless. Learn more about this release or watch a video descibing the top features of ActiveReports 7.
Wijmo Enterprise Released
Introducing Wijmo Enterprise 2013 v1, the only product for creating both Mobile and Desktop applications with a single set of controls. Wijmo Enterprise also includes SpreadJS, an Excel-like HTML5 spreadsheet control. Learn more about this release.  

ComponentOne 2013 Roadmap
Silverlight Controls Case Study   Bernardo Castilho, ComponentOne CTO, reviews the past year's accomplishments and previews what you can expect from ComponentOne in the coming year. Read his article and post feedback about what you'd like to see from ComponentOne this year.

Video Case Studies
POS Application
Watch how Michael Stark, owner & developer at StarkNetwork.com used ComponentOne FlexGrid, Date Time Editors, and Calendar control to build a POS application for his clients. Watch the video case study.
  Silverlight Controls Case Study

Group Calendar

Find out how Ken Tucker used ComponentOne Wijmo to create a functional event calendar for his user group website. Watch the video case study.

 Award Center

ComponentOne recently recieved the following awards from Dr. Dobb's and ComponentSource.

Studio for Entity Framework Dr. Dobb's 2013 Jolt Productivity Award for ComponentOne Ultimate
ComponentSource Top 5 Bestselling Publisher Award 2012-2013
ComponentSource # 2 Bestselling Publisher Award 2012-2013
ComponentSource Top 5 Bestselling Product Award 2012-2013 for ActiveReports Professional

 Webcast Center

Upcoming Webcasts: Free to Attend

Wijmo 2013 v1: Come take a tour through Wijmo 2013 v1! We have been solidifying our framework and creating a platform for HTML5 development. Wijmo 2013 v1 is a major release that adds jQuery Mobile support, new widgets, and a powerful spreadsheet component.

May 15, 2:00PM (ET) Register

Introducing Doc-To-Help: This webcast lays out the essential features and technologies that Doc-To-Help uses to encompass every aspect of your software documentation project. Topics covered include customization and creation of the Table of Contents, Context IDs, and the Index, as well as an overview of how the software works, tips, tricks, and best practices.

May 15, 3:00PM (ET) Register
May 29, 3:00PM (ET) Register

Event Center

ComponentOne supports and sponsors community and developer events throughout the world, including conferences, code camps, tech fests, and user group meetings. Here is a list of upcoming events:

STC Summit: Atlanta, GA | May 5-8, 2013
Fluent: San Francisco, CA | May 28-30, 2013
TechEd Europe: Madrid, Spain | June 25-28, 2013

Survey Center

On what platform do you primarily use ComponentOne controls?

WPF/Silverlight/Windows Phone

What's Inside

Words from the CTO

The Future of the Field

Featured Article

The New Spread Studio for .NET is Here!

What's New

ActiveReports 7 Released
Wijmo Enterprise Released
ComponentOne 2013 Roadmap

Video Case Studies

Award Center 

Dr. Dobb's Jolt Award
ComponentSource Awards

Webcast Center

Wijmo 2013 v1
Introducing Doc-To-Help

Event Center

STC Summit
TechEd Europe

Survey Center

What platform do you primarily use?

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