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WELCOME TO INTERSOFT SOLUTIONS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2008 EDITION
EDITORIAL – NEW WAYS TO SAVE, LATEST HOTFIXES, SILVERLIGHT ROADMAP, AND MORE
INNOVATE AND SAVE SIMULTANEOUSLY
Now more than ever, you're looking to be an essential resource for your users. With nervous management reading the news, perhaps you're reluctant to ask for approval for the additional people you need to build essential upgrades, right now. Don't let economic uncertainty stall your goals. If the news says anything, it's telling you to rapidly innovate and provide the highest-possible value to your customers. Be bold. Add strength to your projects with custom components and development services from Intersoft Solutions.

Intersoft Solutions is pleased to provide new services such as web development and consulting. With the rate up to 66% savings on typical development costs, we can help reducing your development costs while achieving your goals simultaneously. Email sales@intersoftpt.com to discuss how you can add short-term headcount, without the overhead, and at close to 1/3rd the cost.

LATEST HOTFIX IMPROVES PERFORMANCE AND REDUCES OUTPUT
Our November Hotfix release for all products is now available for download. The latest hotfixes include stability improvements and performance enhancements, including WebGrid's latest tweak, which reduces the output footprint by 30%. Download now or read about the build at Intersoft Support.

SILVERLIGHT DATAPRESENTER CRUNCHES 5M ROWS PER SECOND
We're very proud of the progress being made by our Silverlight team towards 2009 improvements. Earlier this week, an alpha build of the next-generation DataPresenter component consistently demonstrated loading times below 1000 milliseconds for 5 million rows. Yes, each row contained only a few bytes of data, but we think you get the idea. On our standard test rig, this is twice as fast as the built-in Silverlight DataGrid. We expect to squeeze a few more milliseconds of performance out of the GA version, and set a new standard for the industry.

Want to get your hands dirty with an advanced look at some of our 2009 Silverlight components? New monthly technology previews (CTP) will offer the latest builds to community members to give developers an early look to new features and designs, in time to provide feedback for the upcoming version. Subscribe to our blog feed for the latest updates and upcoming preview release dates.

TRY WEBUI STUDIO.NET SERVICE PACK ONE
If you haven't grabbed the service pack of WebUI Studio.NET 2008 yet (which includes major updates and enhancements for WebGrid.NET Enterprise, WebScheduler, and WebAqua) download it here.

Best regards,
Jemmy Haryono
haryono@intersoftpt.com
Marketing VP, Intersoft Solutions Corp.

NOVEMBER WINNER OF INTERSOFT SIRIUS 2 CONTEST ANNOUNCED
This month's Sirius 2 contest winner is Reid Holt, who puts it quite succinctly: "Very clean and modern appearance. Definitely a heavyweight contender in the RIA creation arena."

"Congratulations Reid! We hope this prize can truly help you build your next full Rich Internet Application project in less time with less effort." Says Jemmy.

Win a one-year WebUI Studio.NET subscription by visiting Intersoft Sirius 2 and submitting a comment now. We will select one lucky winner every month until December 2008.

Win a 1-year WebUI Studio.NET subscription by visiting Intersoft Sirius 2 and submit a comment now. We will announce one lucky winner every month until December 2008.
NEW PUBLIC FORUM AVAILABLE SOON
Our web development team is currently busy preparing a new public forum for our website, which will serve as a knowledge sharing center. This is another step in our efforts to continually broaden our wide range of developer resources. Please help us make this the best .NET forum around by answering a few questions:
  • Do you prefer a WebDesktop type forum or the classic full-page forum?
  • What specific features do you expect to see? Are you interested in private messages, detailed user information, or other features like a ratings system for answers?
  • What rants do you have regarding existing user forums?
Please send your feedback to Gordon T., leader of the Intersoft Forum Development team at gordon@intersoftpt.com.
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: WEBSCHEDULER 2
Calendars and scheduling are among the top requested components in the industry today. Advanced features, an intuitive user interface, and speedy performance are the three most essential aspects required by developers. WebScheduler 2 answers the call for great tools as the most comprehensive scheduling and calendaring solution available. Its dozens of features are designed for business needs, such as the new multiple date selection and the advanced TimelineView™ event-drilling capability.

Try Intersoft WebScheduler 2 Free for 30 Days -- Fully Functional Version. Discover how WebScheduler 2 enhances your mission-critical web application now.
TRICK OF THE MONTH - SHOW A HORIZONTAL SCROLLBAR IN AN EMPTY GRID
Need users to enter values into datasheets that are wider than their monitor? Just enable AllowColumnFreezing property. It enables users to freeze a column to make large amounts of data easier to handle. This is similar to other spreadsheet applications. Please note that this feature only applies to WebGrid.NET Enterprise 5 and later versions.
NEW KNOWLEDGE BASE ENTRIES
Contextual Menus by Row for WebGrid
Quick and easy customization: Create custom contextual menus by row. WebGrid provides a robust client API to let you customize on a granular level. Learn more.

Migration License Issue Fix
Here's the fix for the license registration issue for those migrating to WebUI Studio 2008 R2. Click here to learn how to fix this.

Resize EditingForm's DialogBox in WebScheduler 2
How to resize WebScheduler's editing form using the OnEditingFormShow event. See more how-to tips.
What We're Blogging About
Win A Free Subscription - One Month Left
Want to get a free 1-year subscription of WebUI Studio? Enter our Sirius 2 contest by simply posting your comment. Enter to win a subscription worth US$ 1,699.

Enable Multiple Cell Selection In WebScheduler 2 SP1
Creating new events within a date range has never been easier - simply block a range of cells and add your event's information. Grab your tip here.

Enhancements: TimelineView™ in WebUI Studio.NET 2008 R2 SP1
Discover more about the new enhancements in the unique TimelineView™ feature in WebUI Studio 2008 R2 SP1 Click here to find out more.

WebAqua 2 For Silverlight 2 RTW Is Here
Silverlight 2 was launched last month and our Silverlight components were ready to support it from day one. Click here to read more about this update.