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Sys-Con Readers choice awards (stumping for votes)
If you have not voted, the Sys-Con readers choice awards are open for voting. Infragistics certainly would appreciate your vote if you have used our controls and found them useful. ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 19, 2006 2:03 PM

Infragistics releases Atlas RC Compatible controls

In concert with Microsofts release of the Atlas RC, Infragistics is proud to announce the released our Atlas RC compatible ASP.NET controls.  Tony Lombardo, our ASP.NET Product Manager, has more about the release.

Posted On Friday, December 15, 2006 12:18 PM

Verizon Online Speed Test
Lately I had been experiencing extremely slow speed overout DSL, so this morning I called Verizon to see if they could help me figure out why. I had run several speed tests from and my connection speeds were horrible...ranging from 80 to 90% worse than their average Verizon test. The Verizon tech had me do all the usual stuff (empty my browser cache, reboot the modem and my computer, etc), and when I wans not seeing any change, I finally asked if they had a line speed test I could ......

Posted On Sunday, December 10, 2006 10:23 AM

Yes, DataPresenter is a WPF Grid too!!
Microsoft has been a great partner with Infragistics working very closely with us during the development of our WPF controls, and giving us opportunities to demonstrate the work we are doing at events like PDC and TechEd. The large scale demos (and honestly much of what we have also shown) have focused on the Carousel View of the control, usually because its a control that provides a lot of "wow" factor and really shows off the animation and 3D power of WPF. While that's cool, many times developers ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 12:13 PM

Infragistics Blend Support
As promised in my earlier post, here is a link to our new Infragistics Blend Support page on the Infragistics website: There are several screenshots of our DataPresenter control working on the Blend design surface, including the live preview support it now offers us, as well as how we can nowmanipulate the Blend property browser to easily expose DataPresenter properties ......

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 4:24 PM

WPF/E December CTP released
Microsoft has released the first public CTP of WPF/E. In case that means absolutlely nothing to you, WPF/E is an implementation of the WPF stack that is meant to give you the power to deliver the rich WPF experience via the web, across multiple platforms and multiple devices. The CTP includes both a Windows runtime and a Mac runtime. There is now also a WPF/E developer center on MSDN where you can get docs and samples of WPF/E ......

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 12:34 PM

Expression toolset lineup changes
Microsoft announced some changes in the Expression lineup of tools today. The first huge announcement is that Expression Web is now shipping! The second big announcement is the renaming iof Expression interactive Designer to Expression Blend. Blend is a huge step forward in the world of WPF design tools, and is much more stable than any of the prior EID releases. We at Infragistics have has the opportunity to play with some of the early builds and I must say that Blend is a huge improvement. It also ......

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 12:28 PM

Dell makes Precision M65 drivers/apps for Vista available
If you have a Dell Precision Workstation and are running Windows Vista, Dell has finally started ro release official drivers and software for it. One of the best things is that you can now get the Quickset utility for Vista, however you will have to update the BIOS before you can install it. My install went very smooth, and so far I have had no problems using the app. Now I just have to wait for Dell to release Vista compatible printer drivers ......

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 2:31 AM

Acropolis and ASPInsiders labs week
This week I will be in Redmond attending two labs. The first part of the week will be spent at a lab covering the upcoming Microsoft Acropolis framework. As I have been working with WPF for almost a year now as the Product Manager for Infragistics WPF controls, I am really looking forward to seeing what their doing with this new Smart Client framework and how it works with WPF. The second part of the week will be spent attending the ASPInsiders summit. In case your not familiar with the Insiders ......

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 2:21 AM

Tenacious D Live
Friday a few of us went to see Tenacious D live at Madison Square Garden. While I am not a huge fan, I do have their first album in a light rotation in my LaunchCast station, and the tickets were pretty cheap. That said, I had no idea what to expect in a live concert from Jack Black and KG. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised how good the concert was. Part acoustic jam session, part rock concert, part rock theater, the concert started with JB and KG "waking up" on the couch in their living ......

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 2:10 AM

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